Gordon


Facts


  • Official Name: Mount Gordon
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 2755m (9038ft)
  • Latitude: 62.1312
  • Longitude: -143.0883
  • Smithsonian VNum: 315021
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Chisana 34 mi (55 km) SE
    • Slana 49 mi (78 km) NW
    • McCarthy 49 mi (78 km) SE
    • Chistochina 59 mi (95 km) NW
    • Mentasta Lake 60 mi (96 km) NW
  • Subfeatures:
    • Horseshoe Mesa

Description

From Miller and Richter (1994) [1] : "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 [2] ."

Name Origin

Mount Gordon was named for a prospector who was in the area in 1899. F.C. Schrader, U.S. Geological Survey, reported the name in 1903 (Orth, 1971).


References Cited

[1] Quaternary volcanism in the Alaska Peninsula and Wrangell Mountains, Alaska, 1994

Miller, T. P., and Richter, D. H., 1994, Quaternary volcanism in the Alaska Peninsula and Wrangell Mountains, Alaska: in Plafker, George, Jones, D. L., and Berg, H. C., (eds.), The Geology of Alaska, Geological Society of America The Geology of North America series v. G-1, p. 759-779.

[2] Geologic map of the Nabesna A-5 quadrangle, Alaska, 1976

Richter, D.H., and Smith, R.L., 1976, Geologic map of the Nabesna A-5 quadrangle, Alaska: US Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map 1292, 1 sheet, available at http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/pubs?reqtype=citation&ID=13027 .

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