Amiata

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  • 42.9°N
  • 11.63°E

  • 1738 m
    5701 ft

  • 211800
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Amiata.

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The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Amiata. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Amiata page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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Photo Gallery


The small Amiata lava-dome complex (just right of the center of this image), is located about 20 km NW of Lake Bolsena (left-center) in the southern Tuscany region of Italy. Viscous lava flows can be seen descending the flanks of the complex in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the lower right). The largest of the domes is 1738-m-high Monte Amiata (La Vetta). No eruptive activity has occurred at Amiata during the Holocene, but thermal activity continues at a producing geothermal field.

NASA Space Station image ISS008-E-7007, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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The small Amiata lava-dome complex (just right of the center of this image), is located about 20 km NW of Lake Bolsena (left-center) in the southern Tuscany region of Italy. Viscous lava flows can be seen descending the flanks of the complex in this NASA Space Shuttle image (with north to the lower right). The largest of the domes is 1738-m-high Monte Amiata (La Vetta). No eruptive activity has occurred at Amiata during the Holocene, but thermal activity continues at a producing geothermal field.

NASA Space Station image ISS008-E-7007, 2003 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
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Monte Amiata is seen from near Radicofani, east of the volcano. The late-Pleistocene trachydacitic lava dome complex, located about 20 km NW of Lake Bolsena in the southern Tuscany region of Italy, is the 2nd highest volcano in Italy. The Amiata complex formed during two major eruptive episodes about 300,000 and 200,000 years ago. No eruptive activity has occurred at Amiata during the Holocene, but thermal activity producing cinnabar mineralization continues at a producing geothermal field near the town of Bagnore.

Photo by Anita Cadoux, 2002 (Instituto de GeofĂ­sica, UNAM, Mexico).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Amiata in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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