Trader Mtn


Facts


  • Official Name:
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 802m (2631ft)
  • Latitude: 55.56377
  • Longitude: -161.94523
  • Smithsonian VNum:
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Belkofski 32 mi (52 km) SW
    • King Cove 38 mi (60 km) SW
    • Cold Bay 40 mi (65 km) SW
    • Nelson Lagoon 42 mi (67 km) NE
    • Sand Point 59 mi (95 km) SE

Description

Trader Mountain is a small dacitic stratocone-like feature with an extrusive dome; lava flows dip away from the center in all directions (Chris Nye, oral commun., 2007). Wilson and others (1995) [1] alternatively describe Trader Mountain as a hypabyssal dacite plug, and report a "potassium-argon age of 0.98+/- 0.05 Ma (F.H. Wilson and Nora Shew, unpub. data, 1988)."

Name Origin

"Trader Mountain" is a local name reproted by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1929. It may be named after the nearby Traders Cove (Orth, 1971).


References Cited

[1] Geologic map of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, 1995

Wilson, F. H., Detterman, R. L., Miller, J. W., and Case, J. E., 1995, Geologic map of the Port Moller, Stepovak Bay, and Simeonof Island quadrangles, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I 2272, unpaged, 2 sheets, scale 1:24,000.

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