Devils Desk


Facts


  • Official Name: Devils Desk
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 1954m (6410ft)
  • Latitude: 58.4753
  • Longitude: -154.3001
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Aleneva 60 mi (96 km) SE
    • Port William 62 mi (100 km) NE
    • Karluk 63 mi (101 km) SW
    • Afognak 64 mi (104 km) SE
    • Larsen Bay 66 mi (106 km) SE

Description

From Wood and Kienle (1990) [1] : "Devils Desk is a volcanic neck of a former stratovolcano now completely surrounded by Hook Glacier. Total relief from the top of Hook Glacier to the top of Devils Desk is ~450 m. Extensive erosion has removed most of the stratovolcano. Three radial dikes (now exposed as ridges) extend outward from the Desk toward the east." Hildreth and others (2003) [2] dated a block of lava from the southwest face of Devils Desk at 245 +/- 42 ka.

Name Origin

R.H. Sargent named Devils Desk in 1924 (Orth, 1971).


References Cited

[1] Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada, 1990

Wood, C. A., and Kienle, Juergen, (eds.), 1990, Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada: New York, Cambridge University Press, 354 p.

[2] Geochronology and eruptive history of the Katmai volcanic cluster, Alaska Peninsula, 2003

Hildreth, Wes, Lanphere, M. A., and Fierstein, Judy, 2003, Geochronology and eruptive history of the Katmai volcanic cluster, Alaska Peninsula: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 214, n. 1-2, p. 93-114.

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