The Snake River Plain represents a world-class example of active mantle plume volcanism in an intra-continental setting. Because it is young and tectonically undisturbed, the complete record of volcanic activity can be sampled only by drilling. The project cored a series of 5 drill holes at 3 sites along the axis of the eastern and western Snake River Plain in order to study the geochemical and stratigraphic variations in plume-related volcanism in space and time.
Keywords: North America, USA, Idaho, Snake River, Yellowstone, Basalts, Climate Change, Continental Evolution, Global Environment, Hot Spots, Mantle Plumes, Thermal Regimes, Volcanic Systems
Cores are stored at:
- Volcanic Rocks (Kimama And Kimberly): U.S. Geological Survey, Core Research Center, Denver, USA.
- Volcanic Rocks (Mtn. Home): Utah State University, Department of Geology, USA
- Sedimentary Rocks, Archive Halves (Mtn. Home): University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, Continental Scientific Drilling Facility, USA
- Sedimentary Rocks, Working Halves (Mtn. Home): University of Cologne, Institute of Prehistoric Archeology, Cologne, Germany
Post Drilling Workshop
16 - 18 April 2012 in Logan, Utah, U.S.A.
27 September 2010 - 3 February 2012
Full Proposal Approved
First Full Proposal Submitted
Preliminary Proposal Submitted
18 - 21 May 2006 in Twin Falls, Idaho, U.S.A.