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Sample ID:UA1056
Station ID:UA1056
Sample Type 1:Tephra Fall
Field Lithology:Rhyolite
Text Description:
25-cm-thick-tephra; consists of thin, bubble-wall shards. Orthopyroxene, plagioclase, magnetite, and ilmenite are relatively abundant in the small crystal component, which also contains minor amounts of clinopyroxene, apatite, and zircon. Deformed, normally graded vitric beds; sharply defined basal contact with underlying loess. Lowermost 20 cm of tephra is very pure, the uppermost 5 cm consists of reworked tephra and loess.

Dawson Tephra: a prominent stratigraphic marker of late Wisconsinan age in west-central Yukon, Canada
Tephrochronology of middle to late Pleistocene loess in east-central Alaska


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