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Mount Gordon description and information

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Official Name: Mount Gordon
Type:Cinder cones
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Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 9039 ft (2755 m)
Latitude: 62.1312° N
Longitude:143.0883° W
Quadrangle:Nabesna
CAVW Number:315021
Pronunciation: Sound file
Associated Features:Horseshoe Mesa
Nearby towns:Chisana 34 mi (55 km) SE
McCarthy 48 mi (78 km) SE
Slana 48 mi (78 km) NW
Chistochina 59 mi (95 km) NW
Anchorage 232 mi (373 km) SW
DESCRIPTION
From Miller and Richter (1994): "This is the largest of the young (<1.5 Ma) basalt-basaltic andesite cinder cones that are common in the northwestern part of the Wrangell volcanic field. The cone of Mt. Gordon, about 5 km in diameter and 600 m high above its base of older Wrangell lava, also erupted a significant volume of basaltic lava flows (Richter and Smith, 1976)."
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