Monogenetic QT vents of WWVF


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Type: vent
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: m (0ft)
  • Latitude: 62.137
  • Longitude: -143.165
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Chisana 37 mi (59 km) SE
    • Slana 47 mi (75 km) NW
    • McCarthy 49 mi (79 km) SE
    • Chistochina 56 mi (91 km) NW
    • Mentasta Lake 58 mi (94 km) NW
  • Subfeatures:
    • West Cone
    • East Cone
    • Jaeger Mesa

Description

The Monogenetic QT vents of the WWVF (Western Wrangell Volcanic Field) were named the "interior mesas" by Preece (1997) [1] and Lunt (1997) [2] . Lunt describes the vents as a linear array of cinder cones and small eruptive centers within the western Wrangell volcanic field. The region is topographically subdued between the front and back side volcanic chains of the Wrangell Volcanic Field. Volcanic features include (but are not limited to), West Cone, East Cone, Cone Ridge, and Jaeger Mesa. Vents appear to be Pleistocene to late Tertiary in age.

Name Origin

"Monogenetic QT vents of the WWVF" is an informal name given by Chris Nye (2011). Preece (1997) and Lunt (1997) refer to this grouping of vents as "Interior Mesas"


References Cited

[1] Geochemical variation in the less than 5 Ma Wrangell Volcanic Field, Alaska, with an emphasis on the Skookum Creek volcanic complex, 1997

Preece, S. J., 1997, Geochemical variation in the less than 5 Ma Wrangell Volcanic Field, Alaska, with an emphasis on the Skookum Creek volcanic complex: Miami University (Ohio) unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 547 p.

[2] A reconnaissance study of mafic to intermediate intra-arc volcanism in the western Wrangell Volcanic Field, Alaska, 1997

Lunt, A.S., 1997, A reconnaissance study of mafic to intermediate intra-arc volcanism in the western Wrangell Volcanic Field, Alaska: Miami University Ph.D., 150 p.

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