Colli Alban

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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 41.73°N
  • 12.7°E

  • 949 m
    3113 ft

  • 211004
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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 0114 BCE ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    
[ 0540 BCE (?) ] [ Unknown ] Discredited    
[ 0600 BCE ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Ariccia crater

Deformation History


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Emission History


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Photo Gallery


Lake-filled Albano maar is part of the Alban Hills (Monte Albano) complex immediately SE of Rome. The Cavo scoria cone rises beyond the far rim. The Monte Albano complex contains a large Pleistocene stratovolcano with a 10-km-wide caldera. Subsequent eruptions occurred from a new 5-km-wide central cone and from many phreatomagmatic craters and cones within the caldera and on its outer flanks. The youngest dated magmatic eruption occurred during the late-Pleistocene, but the possibility of Holocene phreatic eruptions has not been excluded.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 13 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 111123-1258 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-929 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-930 Leucitite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 111123-941 Leucite Tephrite Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-1 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-2 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-3 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-4 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-5 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-6 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-7 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-8 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --
NMNH 92002-9 Igneous Rock Albano, Monte --

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