Gollu Dag

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  • 38.25°N
  • 34.57°E

  • 2143 m
    7029 ft

  • 213003
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption



Unknown - Evidence Uncertain

2143 m / 7029 ft


Volcano Types

Lava dome
Pyroclastic cone(s)

Rock Types

Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Tectonic Setting

Continental crust (> 25 km)


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Within 10 km
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Geological Summary

Göllü Dag, a 2143-m-high rhyolitic-to-rhyodacitic lava dome complex in central Anatolia, lies between the Hasan Dagi and Acigöl-Nevsehir volcanic complexes. Fission track ages on obsidians ranged from between 1.33 to 0.84 million years old (Bigazzi et al., 1995). A large number of cinder cones are located adjacent to Göllü Dag, many along N-S-trending fissures north of the lava dome complex and south of the Erdas Dag massif; some of these cones were considered by Keller (1980, pers. comm.) to be Holocene in age due to their freshly preserved features. The lava domes and cinder cones overlie the buried silicic Derinkuyu caldera complex of Tertiary age; hydrothermal alteration and hot springs are present in the Sahin Kalesi resurgent dome complex west of Göllü Dag and on the southern flank of the Erdas Dag massif to the north.


The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Bigazzi G, Yegingil Z, Ercan T, Oddone M, Ozdogan M, 1993. Fission track dating obsidians in central and northern Anatolia. Bull Volc, 55: 588-595.

Druitt T H, Brenchley P J, Gokten Y E, Francaviglia V, 1995. Late Quaternary rhyolitic eruptions from Acigol Complex, central Turkey. J Geol Soc London, 152: 655-667.

Froger J-L, Lenat J-F, Chorowicz J, Le Pennec J-L, Bourdier J-L, Kose O, Zimitoglu O, Gundogdu N M, Gourgaud A, 1998. Hidden calderas evidenced by multisource geophysical data; an example of Cappadocian calderas, central Anatolia. J Volc Geotherm Res, 85: 99-128.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Keller J, 1980. (pers. comm.).

Toprak V, 1998. Vent distribution and its relation to regional tectonics, Cappadocian Volcanics, Turkey. J Volc Geotherm Res, 85: 55-67.

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

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Gollu Dag.

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Gollu Dag.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Gollu Dag Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.