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Nelson Island description and information


Official Name: Nelson Island
Type:Lava flow field?
Most Recent Activity:
Seismically Monitored: No
Elevation: 1476 ft (450 m)
Latitude: 60.45° N
Longitude:164.66° W
Quadrangle:Baird Inlet
CAVW Number:
Pronunciation: Sound file
Associated Features:Ingariak Hills
Tern Mtn
Cheching Mtn
Kinia, benchmark
Nearby towns:Nightmute 3 mi (5 km) NW
Toksook Bay 16 mi (26 km) NW
Umkumiute 19 mi (30 km) NW
Tununak 22 mi (36 km) NW
Anchorage 499 mi (803 km) NE
From Wood and Kienle (1990) [1]: "Reconnaissance geologic mapping of Nelson Island revealed basaltic lava flows ~30 m thick dipping gently eastward. The topography of the island suggests it is highly dissected and probably late Tertiary rather than Quaternary in age. Younger looking isolated cones are evident to the south at Ingariak Hills, Tern Mountain, Cheching Mountain, and benchmark Kinia."
Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada, 1990
Wood, C. A., and Kienle, Juergen, (eds.), 1990, Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada: New York, Cambridge University Press, 354 p.

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