Knob 1000


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 305m (1000ft)
  • Latitude: 58.58947
  • Longitude: -154.55804
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Kokhanok 59 mi (95 km) NW
    • Pope-Vannoy Landing 67 mi (108 km) NE
    • Igiugig 70 mi (112 km) NW
    • Karluk 71 mi (114 km) SE
    • Aleneva 72 mi (116 km) SE

Description

This feature is part of the Savonoski River Cluster of volcanoes, as defined by Hildreth and others (2004) [1] . From Hildreth and others (2004) [1] : "Knob 1000 is a basaltic remnant (52% SiO2) only 400 m across, on the south bank of the Savonoski River about 2 km NNW of Cone 3110. The 100-m thick remnant forms a glacially scoured conical knoll that consists of finely vesicular lava (variously hackly, chunky, or sheet jointed) and a subequal proportion of crudely layered breccia and sintered scoria-rich rubble. Stratification and the abundance of coarse scoria indicate a local vent, and the textures and jointing suggest ice-contact emplacement. Products contain phenocrysts of clinopyroxene, olivine, and abundant small plagioclase, and minor magnetite. We first assumed the knob to be an erosional outlier of Cone 3110, but significant differences in K2O, TiO2, and Al2O3 support the likelihood of independent vents and magma batches."

Name Origin

"Knob 1000" is an informal name given by Hildreth and others (2004).


References Cited

[1] Rear-arc vs. arc-front volcanoes in the Katmai reach of the Alaska Peninsula: a critical apprasial of across-arc compositional variation, 2004

Hildreth, Wes, Fierstein, Judy, Siems, D. F., Budahn, J. R., and Ruiz, Joaquin, 2004, Rear-arc vs. arc-front volcanoes in the Katmai reach of the Alaska Peninsula: a critical apprasial of across-arc compositional variation: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 147, n. 3, p. 243-275.

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