Crow Lagoon

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  • 54.7°N
  • 130.23°W

  • 335 m
    1099 ft

  • 320110
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Crow Lagoon.

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Thick beds of basaltic tephra of Holocene age originating from an unknown Quaternary volcanic center have been found near Crow Lagoon, north of Prince Rupert near the southern tip of the Alaskan panhandle. Ballistically emplaced bombs imply a nearby source, which remains unidentified (Souther and Weiland, 1993). The tephra beds are located along the south side of the Khutzeymateen Inlet, about 40 km north Prince Rupert.

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

A geologist observes the contact between a basaltic plinian fallout lapilli unit resting on marine clay. This deposit is part of thick beds of basaltic tephra of Holocene age originating from an unknown Quaternary volcanic center found near Crow Lagoon, north of Prince Rupert near the southern tip of the Alaskan panhandle. Ballistically emplaced bombs imply a nearby source, which remains unidentified. The tephra beds are located along the south side of the Khutzeymateen Inlet, about 40 km north of Prince Rupert.

Photo by Jack Souther (Geological Survey of Canada, courtesy of Cathie Hickson).

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.

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, Weiland I, 1993. Crow Lagoon tephra--new evidence of recent volcanism in west-central British Columbia. Geol Surv Can Pap, 93-1A: 57-62.

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone

Tectonic Setting

Intraplate
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

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Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Population

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Crow Lagoon 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.