Patzkowsky, S., E. Randall, M. L. Rosen, A. Thompson, P. N. Moua, K. Schantz, M. Pollock, S. A. Judge, M. Williams, C. Matesich (2017). New cosmogenic and VML dates and revised emplacement history of the Ice Springs Volcanic Field in the Black Rock Desert, Utah. GSA Abstracts with Programs 49(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2017AM-306786.
Meagen Pollock (Wooster) and five Gateway Program students used geochemical mapping to revise the boundaries of some of the lava flows in the Ice Springs Volcanic Field of the Black Rock Desert. Our teamdetermined new ages for the lava flows that are approximately 10,000 years older than published estimates. This study also used geochemical mapping to revise the boundaries of some of the lava flows, further enhancing our understanding of the eruption behavior of compound polygenetic volcanoes. Our research team also visited the Natural Museum History of Utah and interacted with geoscientists from the Utah Geological Survey Core Research Center.