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Fine-Grained Volcanic (FGV) Source Reference Universe

ARIZONA | BC | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | HAWAII | IDAHO | NEVADA | OREGON | UTAH | WASHINGTON

THE FGV SOURCE UNIVERSE: When it come to the geochemical characterization of fine-grained volcanic toolstone materials, not all sources are created equal. Some are useful for provenance studies (homogeneous trace element composition and distinguishable from other regional sources) and some are not. The FGV sources listed below include everything that we have in the laboratory FGV source reference database at the present time.

The sources listed below in bold are those that trace element investigations indicate are particularly suitable candidates for archaeological provenance studies and that appear in the archaeological record. It is only these sources that we are attempting to correlate with geochemically-characterized FGV artifacts.

FINE-GRAINED VOLCANIC (FGV) SOURCE

ADDITIONAL

ARIZONA

Adobe Mountain, Maricopa County

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Black Tank, Coconino County

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Frenchy Hill, Coconino County

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Lone Butte, Maricopa County

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McDowell Mountain, Maricopa County

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Moon Mountain, Maricopa County

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Obervatory Mesa, Coconino County

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Presley Wash, Coconino County

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Saddle, Maricopa County

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Shaw Butte, Maricopa County

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Stone Camp, Yavapai County

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Terrace Garden, Maricopa County

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West Wing Mountain, Maricopa County

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BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Arrowstone

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Hat Creek

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Maiden Creek

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Watts Point

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CALIFORNIA

Alder Hill, Nevada County

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Alturas Unknown, Modoc County

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Boca Ridge, Placer County

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Boca Spring, Nevada County

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Davies Creek, Placer County

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Dogwood, Plumas County

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Douds Landing, Calaveras County

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Emigrant Ridge, Plumas County

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Fillmore Hill, Sierra County

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Gold Lake, Plumas and Sierra Counties

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Goldstone, San Bernardino County

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Humbug, Butte and Plumas Counties

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Independence Lake, Nevada and Placer Counties

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Martis Creek, Placer County

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Meathouse Meadow, Sierra County

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Mesquite Flat, Inyo County

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Morgan Valley, Lake County

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Nelson, San Bernardino County

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Putnam Peak, Solano and Butte Counties

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Sawtooth Ridge, Placer County

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Secret Meadow, Sierra County

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Siegler Creek, Lake County

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Siegfred Canyon Ridge, Plumas County

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Watson Creek, Placer County

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COLORADO

Kings Canyon, Jackson County

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Specimen Mountain, Grand County

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HAWAII

Bellows Air Force Base, Oahu

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Makua-19 Basalt Dike, Oahu

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Mauna Kea Adze Quarry, Island of Hawaii

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Polulu Valley, Island of Hawaii

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Saddle Road Flows, Island of Hawaii

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IDAHO

King Hill Creek, Elmore County

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NEVADA

Alkali Creek, Humboldt County

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Antelope Valley, White Pine County

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Badlands, Elko and White Pine Counties

AKA Badlands A, Badlands A/Wildcat Mountain, and Mahoney Canyon

Coleman, Washoe County

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Coyote Spring, Washoe County

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Deep Creek, Elko County

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Diamond Mountains, Eureka and White Pine Counties

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Fire Creek, Lander County

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Granite Point, Pershing County

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Horse Canyon, Eureka County

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Incline Ridge, Washoe County

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Lagomarsino, Storey County

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North Dry Valley, Washoe County

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North Spring, Washoe County

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Paiute Meadows Variety A, Humboldt County

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Paiute Meadows Variety B, Humboldt County

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Smith Valley (Gleason Creek), White Pine County

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Steamboat Hills, Washoe County

AKA Steamboat Hills/Lagomarsino

OREGON

Agency Mountain, Malheur County

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Beaver Creek, Deschutes County

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Black Bull Spring, Malheur County

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Buchanan, Harney County

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Condon Butte, Lane County

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Deadman Creek, Harney County

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Dismal Spring, Lake County

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Dry Creek Canyon, Malheur County

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Freezeout Lake, Malheur County

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Inman Creek, Lane County

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Lizard Creek, Lake County

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North Grassy Mountain, Malheur County

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Oxbow Basin, Malheur County

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Pope Spring, Lake County

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South Paulina Peak, Deschutes Malheur County

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Stockhoff (Quarry), Union County

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Swamp Creek, Malheur County

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Twin Springs Bench, Malheur County

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Venator, Malheur County

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Warner Valley, Harney County

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Willow Butte, Harney County

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UTAH

Badlands, Tooele County

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Cedar Mountains, Tooele County

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Deep Creek, Tooele County

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Ferber Wash, Tooele County

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Flat Hills, Tooele County

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Gold Hill Wash, Tooele County

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Grayback Hills, Tooele County

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Rydalch Canyon, Tooele County

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Wildcat Mountain, Tooele County

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WASHINGTON

Watts Point, Clallam and San Juan Counties

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Last Updated: 11/16/2014
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