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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 40.53°N
  • 44.2°E

  • 4095 m
    13432 ft

  • 214060
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery

The twin northern summits of Aragats volcano in NW Armenia are seen from a ridge to the south. Extensive hydrothermal alteration has modified rocks in the summit region of this large andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcano. The 4095-m-high main edifice of Aragats is dissected by glaciers and is of Pliocene to late-Pleistocene age. Satellitic cones and fissures have produced lava flows of late-Pleistocene to possible Holocene age.

Photo by Alexander Margarian.
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 34 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 117574-10 Andesite-basalt
NMNH 117574-109 Basaltic andesite
NMNH 117574-11 Andesite
NMNH 117574-110 Dacite
NMNH 117574-111 Basaltic andesite
NMNH 117574-112 Andesite
NMNH 117574-113 Andesite-dacite
NMNH 117574-114 Dacite
NMNH 117574-115 Scoria
NMNH 117574-116 Scoria
NMNH 117574-117 Pumice
NMNH 117574-118 Obsidian
NMNH 117574-119 Pumice
NMNH 117574-12 Andesite
NMNH 117574-120 Obsidian
NMNH 117574-121 Rhyolite
NMNH 117574-129 Basaltic andesite
NMNH 117574-130 Basaltic andesite
NMNH 117574-131 Basaltic andesite
NMNH 117574-132 Perlite
NMNH 117574-14 Andesite
NMNH 117574-15 Andesite-basalt
NMNH 117574-16 Andesite
NMNH 117574-17 Andesite
NMNH 117574-21 Andesite-basalt
NMNH 117574-22 Andesite
NMNH 117574-23 Andesite-basalt
NMNH 117574-28 Lapilli
NMNH 117574-29 Ash
NMNH 117574-5 Basalt
NMNH 117574-6 Basalt
NMNH 117574-7 Andesite-basalt
NMNH 117574-8 Andesite-basalt
NMNH 117574-9 Andesite-basalt

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