Dacht-i-Navar Group

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  • 33.95°N
  • 67.92°E

  • 3800 m
    12464 ft

  • 232060
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Geological Background

The Dacht-i-Navar volcanic field is a group of 15 trachyandesitic lava domes located in west-central Afghanistan SW of Kabul. The domes lie along the southern margin of Dacht-i-Navar. The age of the volcanoes is not known precisely; they were tentatively considered to be of Pleistocene age (Lapparent et al., 1965) and were listed as Recent by Bordet (International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, 1973).

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Dacht-i-Navar Group. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Dacht-i-Navar Group 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.



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The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

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

Lapparent A F de, Lavigne Saint Suzanne J de, Bordet P, 1965. Sur l'importance et l'extension du volcanisme recent de Nawar (Afghanistan). Bull Volc, 28: 107-118.

Volcano Types

Lava dome(s)

Tectonic Setting

Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Trachyandesite / Basaltic trachy-andesite
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite


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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Dacht-i-Navar Group 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).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.