Potassium-Argon Age of Devils Tower, Wyoming

@article{Bassett1961PotassiumArgonAO,
  title={Potassium-Argon Age of Devils Tower, Wyoming},
  author={W. Bassett},
  journal={Science},
  year={1961},
  volume={134},
  pages={1373 - 1373}
}
  • W. Bassett
  • Published 1961
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Devils Tower consists of columnar phonolite porphyry which contains large phenocrysts of orthoclase. Potassiumargon determinations on the orthoclase indicate an age of 40.5 million years � 4 percent. This is consistent with the geologically accepted Tertiary age. 
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