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Mount Gordon description and information


Official Name: Mount Gordon
Type:Cinder cones
Most Recent Activity:
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 9039 ft (2755 m)
Latitude: 62.1312° N
Longitude:143.0883° W
CAVW Number:315021
Pronunciation: Sound file
Associated Features:Horseshoe Mesa
Nearby towns:Chisana 34 mi (55 km) SE
McCarthy 49 mi (78 km) SE
Slana 49 mi (78 km) NW
Chistochina 59 mi (95 km) NW
Anchorage 232 mi (373 km) SW
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]."
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.

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 .
Download link to DGGS website with citation information and PDF link

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