Gorny Institute

Photo of this volcano
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 57.33°N
  • 160.2°E

  • 2125 m
    6970 ft

  • 300550
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

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)

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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).
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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).
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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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