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500,000 Year-old Stable Isotopic Record from Devils Hole, USGS OFR-97-792
Entry ID: USGS_OFR-97-792

Abstract: Devils Hole is a tectonically formed cave developed in the discharge zone of a
regional aquifer in south-central Nevada. (See Riggs, et al., 1994.) The walls
of this subaqueous cavern are coated with dense vein calcite which provides an
ideal material for precise uranium-series dating via thermal ionization mass
spectrometry (TIMS). Devils Hole Core DH-11 is a 36-cm-long core of vein
calcite from ... View entire text
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Description: Access to oxygen and carbon isotope data

Description: Devils Hole paleotemperature chronology
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 36.42   S: 36.42   E: -116.3   W: -116.3
Max Depth: 36 CM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: J.M. Landwehr, T.B. Coplen, K. R. Ludwig, I.J. Winograd, and A.C. Riggs
Dataset Title: Data for Devils Hole Core DH-11
Dataset Release Date: 1997-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Reston, VA
Dataset Publisher: USGS
Version: Not provided
Issue Identification: OFR 97-792
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Data Set Progress
Data Center
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Contact Address:
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City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Email: jmlandwe at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
431 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-02