Montana State University-Bozeman
Field and Laboratory Project - Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, Yellowstone National Park part of Cutting Edge:Petrology:Teaching Examples
What follows is an example of a three part exercise for undergraduate petrology students involving volcanic and shallow intrusive rocks in the Washburn Range, Yellowstone National Park. We will loosely follow Part 1, although Parts 2 (petrology) and 3 (geochemistry) are also included. The exercise is largely based on a recent study by Feeley et al. (2002), although on this trip we will only examine stratigrahpically high rocks on Mount Washburn proper; stratigraphically lower rocks to the southwest beneath Dunraven and Hedges Peaks are off-road and off-trail.
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