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Crystals in Picabo's rocks point to "recycled" super-volcanic magma chambers


October 11, 2013

Dana Drew and Ilya N. Bindeman An examination of crystals of zircon in rhyolites, an igneous rock, from the Snake River Plain solidifies evidence for a new view of the life cycle of super-volcanic eruptions, and in tandem with previous work suggests another super-eruption in the Yellowstone volcanic field is unlikely for another million years, say University of Oregon scientists. Full Story

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