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Title: The Determination of a Series of Ages of Hawaiian Volcanoes by the Potassium-Argon Method!
Authors: Funkhouser, John G.
Barnes, I.L.
Naughton, John J.
Issue Date: Jul-1968
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Funkhouser JG, Barnes IL, Naughton JJ. 1968. The determination of a series of ages of Hawaiian volcanoes by the potassium-argon method. Pac Sci 22(3): 369-372.
Abstract: Geologically speaking, the Hawaiian Islands
are perhaps the most thoroughly studied group
of oceanic islands in the world. Because of their
relative petrological and structural simplicity,
they constitute an example where an intensive
application of the techniques of geology and
geophysics may be expected to yield significant
results particularly relevant to volcanology. An
example of a thorough effort of this type was
reported by McDougall (1964) who measured
the relative ages of the surface lavas of most
of the older volcanoes of the islands using the
potassium-argon method of geochronology. We
would like to report additional age measurements
obtained by the same method, with a
concentration of our effort on the Waianae
Volcano on the island of Oahu. A scattering of
measurements made on samples from other sites
also is tabulated.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 22, Number 3, 1968

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