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Black Peak

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Stratovolcano
  • 1900 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 56.552°N
  • 158.785°W

  • 1032 m
    3385 ft

  • 312080
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1900 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed 6 Tephrochronology
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Black Peak.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Black Peak.

Photo Gallery

The outcrop seen here is not a sand dune, but a thick ash-flow deposit from an eruption that formed a small caldera on the eastern edge of Black Peak volcano. This major eruption occurred about 4200 to 4700 years ago, and filled adjacent valleys to depths of up to 100 m. The ice-free caldera of the highly eroded Black Peak volcano contains two small lakes and a complex of nested dacitic lava domes.

Photo by Tom Miller, 1985 (Alaska Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.
Most of the 3.5-km-wide caldera floor of Black Peak volcano, located NW of Chignik Bay, is occupied by a complex of nested dacitic lava domes, seen here in an aerial view within the caldera. The ice-free mid-Holocene caldera contains two small lakes. Ash-flow tuffs and block-and-ash-flow deposits from the >10-cu-km caldera-forming eruption, which occurred less than about 4000 years ago, fill the Ash Creek and Bluff Creek valleys to the west and north.

Photo courtesy of Alaska Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey, 1979.
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Canada, United States
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States, Canada
Year: 1989
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Canada, United States
Title: Kodiak
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1987
Series: Sectional Aero Chart
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Kodiak
Title: Map Showing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Craters in Alaska
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1986
Series: Misc Investigations
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Map Showing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Craters in Alaska
Title: Ugashik, AK Peninsula
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1986
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Ugashik, AK Peninsula
Title: Chignik
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1986
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Chignik
Title: Sutwik Island, AK Peninsula
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, NOAA National Ocean Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Sutwik Island, AK Peninsula
Title: N Aleutian Basin, Gulf of AK
Publisher: USDI Minerals Management Service
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: OCSRM maps
Map Type: Bathymetric
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of N Aleutian Basin, Gulf of AK
Title: Bristol Bay
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1977
Series: AK Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Bristol Bay
Title: Chignik
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1963
Series: AK Topo 250
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Chignik
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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