Sanford

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  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Shield
  • Unknown - Evidence Uncertain
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 62.213°N
  • 144.13°W

  • 4959 m
    16266 ft

  • 315010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Sanford.

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The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Sanford.

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


This view, across the Copper River to the SE, shows 4949-m-high Mount Sanford (left) and 4317-m-high Mount Wrangell (right), two massive andesitic shield volcanoes. The dissected Sanford shield volcano has a broad, bulbous top that is surrounded by steep-walled glacial cirques. Most of the volcano formed in the Pleistocene, but part of the summit region may be of Holocene age. Eruptive activity at the younger, less-dissected Wrangell volcano has continued into historical time.

Photo by Donald Richter (Alaska Volcano Observatory, U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 4 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 117233-18 Pumice
NMNH 117233-20 Rhyodacite
NMNH 117233-21 Glass
NMNH 117457-14 Dacite

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