Heart Peaks

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  • 58.6°N
  • 131.97°W

  • 2012 m
    6599 ft

  • 320040
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Heart Peaks.

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Volcano Types

Lava dome(s)

Tectonic Setting

Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Basalt / Picro-Basalt
Trachybasalt / Tephrite Basanite
Trachyte / Trachyandesite


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Geological Summary

The late-Cenozoic Heart Peaks shield volcano, located NW of Level Mountain in NW British Columbia, is capped by rhyolitic lava domes. The basal shield rises roughly 900 m above local topography and is composed of flat-lying basaltic and trachybasaltic lava flows and pyroclastics. The most recent eruptive activity at Heart Peak is of dominantly Pleistocene age, and late-stage Holocene activity is uncertain (Edwards and Russell, 2000; Edwards 2004, pers. comm.). The shield volcano rises above the Heart Peaks Plateau, which is sculpted on all sides by tributaries of the Inklin River. The colorful bright green and pink, steep-sided lava domes of the Heart Peaks Formation are formed of porphyritic rhyolitic and minor trachytic rocks and occupy the western side of the plateau.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Heart Peaks. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Heart Peaks page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The Global Volcanism Program has no synonyms or subfeatures listed for Heart Peaks.

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Heart Peaks.


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.

Casey J J, Scarfe C M, 1978. Geology of the Heart Peaks volcanic centre, northwestern British Columbia. Geol Surv Can Pap, 78-1A: 87-89.

Church B N, McAdam K A, 1983. Geothermal potential map of British Columbia. Brit Columbia Ministry Energy Mines Petrol Resour, 1:2,000,000 scale.

Edwards B R, 2004. . (pers. comm.).

Edwards B R, Russell J K, 2000. Distribution, nature, and origin of Neogene-Quaternary magmatism in the northern Cordilleran volcanic province, Canada. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 112: 1280-1295.

Gabrielse H, Souther J G, 1962. Dease Lake, British Columbia. Geol Surv Can Map, 21-1962.

Hickson C J, Edwards B R, 2001. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards in Canada. In; Brooks G R (ed) {A Synthesis of Geological Hazards in Canada}, Geol Surv Can Bull, 548: 1-248.

Hickson C J, Soos A, Wright R, 1994. Catalogue of Canadian volcanoes. Geol Surv Canada Open-File Rpt.

Souther J G, 1971. Geology and mineral deposits of Tulsequah map-area, British Columbia.. Geol Surv Can Mem, 362: 1-64.

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Heart Peaks 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.