"The Silverthrone volcanic complex lies near the coast in SW British Columbia NW of the head of Knight Inlet. Silverthrone is a roughly circular, 20-km-wide, deeply dissected caldera complex containing rhyolitic, dacitic and andesitic lava domes, flows and breccia. The bulk of the complex appears to have been erupted between 0.1 and 0.5 million years ago (Ma), but postglacial andesitic and basaltic-andesite cones and lava flows are also present. Anomalously old Potassium-Argon (K-Ar) dates of 1.0 and 1.1 Ma were obtained from a lava flow in the postglacial Pashleth and Machmel Creek valleys (Green et al., 1988). This flow is clearly much younger than the K-Ar date, and high-energy glacial streams have only begun to etch a channel along the margin of the flow. A radiocarbon date from barnacles 8.5 km upstream from the mouth of Machmel River and buried by the flow yielded an age of 12,200 +/- 140 years (Blake, 1985). This is a maximum age for the flow, which could be much younger (Hickson and Edwards, 2001)."  -Smithsonian Volcano Archive
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