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Gorny Institute

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  • Russia
  • Kamchatka and Mainland Asia
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1250 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 57.33°N
  • 160.2°E

  • 2125 m
    6972 ft

  • 300550
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 3 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1250 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
1000 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
4250 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed 0 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) South flank (Sedanka lava flow)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Gorny Institute.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Gorny Institute.

Photo Gallery

Gorny Institute volcano, seen here from the south, lies at the NE end of chain of small late-Quaternary volcanoes extending NE from Kebeney volcano in the central Sredinny Range. Gorny Institute is one of the few large stratovolcanoes in the Sredinny Range that has been active throughout the Holocene. More than 20 pyroclastic horizons have been documented, and the last major eruption took place about 700 years ago.

Copyrighted photo by Maria Pevzner, 2004 (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow).
See title for photo information.
An aerial photo shows the Sedankinsky lava flow, with the source and the terminal part of the flow marked with red stars. The vent lies at about 1600 m elevation on the south flank of Gorny Institute volcano. Based on tephrochronological dating, the eruption took place ~ 6200 years ago. The flow descended the Sedanka River valley.

Photo from Holocene Kamchataka volcanoes (http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/volcanoes/holocene/main/main.htm).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Palana (in Russian)
Publisher: P O Dalazyerogeodezya (publishing co.)
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1990
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Palana (in Russian)

Title: Klyuchi (in Russian)
Publisher: Soviet Army ?
Country: Kamchatka
Year: 1987
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Klyuchi (in Russian)

Title: RFSFR, USSR (Kamchatka Peninsula N)
Publisher: DMA
Country: USSR
Year: 1987
Series: TPC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of RFSFR, USSR (Kamchatka Peninsula N)

Title: Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map
Country: USSR
Year: 1986
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Kamchatsky Peninsula Topo Map

Publisher: Soviet Ministry
Country: USSR
Year: 1984
Series: B1754
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of

Title: Voyampolka
Publisher: US Army Map Service
Country: USSR
Year: 1944
Series: AMS
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Voyampolka
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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