Vic Camp is a co-editor of this new Special Paper, and co-author on five of the incorporated papers. GSA Special Paper 497 is in press, and will be released September 13, 2013. The frontpiece is a photo that Vic took at the Summit of Steens Mountain.
The Columbia River Flood Basalt Provice – Geological Society of America Special Paper 497
Edited by Stephen P. Reidel, Victor E. Camp, Martin E. Ross, John A. Wolff, Barton S. Martin, Terry L. Tolan, and Ray E. Wells
The Miocene Columbia River flood basalt province covers ~210,000 km2 of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and forms part of a larger volcanic region that also includes contemporaneous silicic centers in northern Nevada, the basaltic and time-transgressive rhyolitic volcanic fields of the Snake River Plain and Yellowstone plateau, and the High Lava Plains of central Oregon. The Columbia River flood basalt province is accessible and well exposed, making it one of the best-studied flood basalt provinces worldwide, and it serves as a model for understanding the stratigraphic development and petrogenesis of large igneous provinces through time. This volume details our current knowledge of the stratigraphy and physical volcanology; extent, volume, and age of the lava flows; the tectonic setting and history of the province; the petrogenesis of the lavas; and hydrogeology of the basalt aquifers.
Dedication to Peter R. Hooper (1931–2012)
Dedication to Marvin Howard Beeson (1937–2004)
- The Columbia River flood basalt province: Stratigraphy, areal extent, volume, and physical volcanology – Stephen P. Reidel, Victor E. Camp, Terry L. Tolan, and Barton S. Martin
- Eruption chronology of the Columbia River Basalt Group – T.L. Barry, S.P. Kelley, S.P. Reidel, V.E. Camp, S. Self, N.A. Jarboe, R.A. Duncan, and P.R. Renne
- Timing and duration of volcanism in the Columbia River Basalt Group: A review of existing radiometric data and new constraints on the age of the Steens through Wanapum Basalt extrusion – Ajoy K. Baksi
- The Steens Basalt: Earliest lavas of the Columbia River Basalt Group – Victor E. Camp, Martin E. Ross, Robert A. Duncan, Nicholas A. Jarboe, Robert S. Coe, Barry B. Hanan, and Jenda A. Johnson
- The Grande Ronde Basalt, Columbia River Basalt Group – Stephen P. Reidel and Terry L. Tolan
- Revisions to the stratigraphy and distribution of the Frenchman Springs Member, Wanapum Basalt – Barton S. Martin, Terry L. Tolan, and Stephen P. Reidel
- Origin of Columbia River Basalt: Passive rise of shallow mantle, or active upwelling of a deep-mantle plume? – Victor E. Camp
- The late Cenozoic evolution of the Columbia River system in the Columbia River flood basalt province – Stephen P. Reidel and Terry L. Tolan
- The changing nature of sources associated with Columbia River flood basalts: Evidence from strontium isotope ratio variations in plagioclase phenocrysts – Frank C. Ramos, John A. Wolff,Will Starkel, Alison Eckberg, Darren L. Tollstrup, and Sean Scott
- Eruption of the Grande Ronde Basalt lavas, Columbia River Basalt Group: Results of numerical modeling – Sedelia Rodriguez and Gautam Sen
- Source materials for the main phase of the Columbia River Basalt Group: Geochemical evidence and implications for magma storage and transport – J.A.Wolff and F.C. Ramos
- Tectonic evolution of the Columbia River flood basalt province – Stephen P. Reidel, Victor E. Camp, Terry L. Tolan, John D. Kauffman, and Dean L. Garwood
- Strike-slip faults in the western Columbia River flood basalt province, Oregon and Washington – James L. Anderson, Terry L. Tolan, and Ray E.Wells
- A serial cross-section analysis of the Lewiston Structure, Clarkston, Washington, and implications for the evolution of the Lewiston Basin – Michael R. Alloway, A. John Watkinson, and Stephen P. Reidel
- Distribution, stratigraphy, and structure of the Grande Ronde Basalt in the upper Naches River basin, Yakima and Kittitas Counties, Washington – Paul E. Hammond
- Stratigraphy and volcanic evolution of the middle Miocene to Pliocene La Grande– Owyhee eruptive axis in eastern Oregon Mark L. Ferns and Jason D. McClaughry
- The influence of depositional environment and landscape evolution on groundwater flow in Columbia River Basalt—Examples from Mosier, Oregon – Kenneth E. Lite Jr.