Scientific Exploration of an Active Magma-Hydrothermal System in the Valles Caldera, New Mexico Through Drilling

  • Dennis L. Nielson
  • Jeffrey B. Hulen
  • Fraser Goff
  • Jamie N. Gardner
Conference paper
Part of the Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust book series (EXPLORATION)

Abstract

The Jemez Mountains volcanic field, New Mexico (Fig 1), contains roughly 2000 km3 of basaltic through rhyolitic rocks dominated volumetrically by andesites. The most significant recent volcanic activity was the formation of the Toledo and Valles calderas during eruption of over 600 km3 of rhyolitic ash-flow tuff, the Bandelier Tuff, in two phases 1.45 and 1.12 Ma ago (Smith and Bailey, 1966; Doell et al., 1968; Izett et al., 1980).

Keywords

Sulfide Zircon Steam Uranium Calcite 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis L. Nielson
    • 1
  • Jeffrey B. Hulen
    • 1
  • Fraser Goff
    • 2
  • Jamie N. Gardner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Utah Research InstituteSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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