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Data Series 764

Petrographic and Geochemical Data for Cenozoic Volcanic Rocks of the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada

By Edward A. du Bray, David A. John, Stephen E. Box, Peter G. Vikre, Robert J. Fleck, and Brian L. Cousens

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This report presents petrographic and geochemical data for samples collected during investigations of Tertiary volcanism in the Bodie Hills of California and Nevada. Igneous rocks in the area are principally 15–6 Ma subduction-related volcanic rocks of the Bodie Hills volcanic field but also include 3.9–0.1 Ma rocks of the bimodal, post-subduction Aurora volcanic field. Limited petrographic results for local basement rocks, including Mesozoic granitoid rocks and their metamorphic host rocks, are also included in the compilation. The petrographic data include visual estimates of phenocryst abundances as well as other diagnostic petrographic criteria. The geochemical data include whole-rock major oxide and trace element data, as well as limited whole-rock isotopic data.

First posted May 2, 2013

Revised August 22, 2016

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Suggested citation:

du Bray, E.A., John, D.A., Box, S.E., Vikre, P.G., Fleck, R.J., and Cousens, B.L., 2016, Petrographic and geochemical data for Cenozoic volcanic rocks of the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada (ver. 1.1, August 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 764, 10 p.,



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References Cited

Appendix 1. Status and Treatment of Samples

Appendix 2. Petrographic Data for Rock Samples

Appendix 3. Geochemical Data for Rock Samples

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