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Nazko

Photo of this volcano
  • Canada
  • Canada and Western USA
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • 5220 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 52.928°N
  • 123.732°W

  • 1238 m
    4062 ft

  • 320140
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
5220 BCE ± 100 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Nazko.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Nazko.

Photo Gallery

Nazko cone is the easternmost and youngest volcano of the Anahim volcanic belt in the Chilcotin-Nechako Plateau in central British Columbia. The cone rises about 120 m above the surface of the plateau, as seen here across a valley from the SW. The central subglacial mound is partly enveloped by younger, coalescing pyroclastic cones that form the summit ridge. The steep front of a young lava flow erupted about 7200 years ago forms the forested margin of the swamp in the middle foreground.

Photo by Geological Survey of Canada (courtesy of Cathie Hickson).
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: Quesnel, British Columbia
Publisher: Canada Map Office Dept. EMR
Country: Canada
Year: 1989
Series: A 502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Quesnel, British Columbia
Title: Anahim Lake, British Columbia
Publisher: Canada Map Office Dept. EMR
Country: Canada
Year: 1989
Series: A 502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Anahim Lake, British Columbia
Title: Canada, United States
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Canada, US- AK WA
Year: 1987
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Canada, United States
Title: British Columbia's Coast: The Canadian Inside Passage
Publisher: Alaska Geographic Society
Country: Canada
Year: 1986
Map Type: Geographic
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of British Columbia's Coast: The Canadian Inside Passage
Title: British Columbia Geol Highway Map (2)
Publisher: Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
Country: Canada
Year: 1981
Series: BC Geol Maps
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,250
Map of British Columbia Geol Highway Map (2)
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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