Cordon de Puntas Negras

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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano(es)
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 23.743°S
  • 67.534°W

  • 5852 m
    19195 ft

  • 355101
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Cordon de Puntas Negras.

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


An aerial view looks down on the andesitic-dacitic lava domes that form the eruptive complex Laguna Escondida in Cordón Puntas Negras.

Photo by Instituto Geográfico Militar, courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
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The Cordón de Puntas Negras, a NW-SE-trending chain of small cones, lava domes, and lava flows, extends from SE of Cerro Chiliques to the Volcán Puntas Negras stratovolcano. This view of the southern end of the chain shows multiple vents that fed pristine-looking lava flows with prominent flow levees. The Cordón de Puntas Negras chain is situated along the southern margin of the 35 x 70 km Pliocene La Pacana caldera.

Photo by Instituto Geográfico Militar, courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán (University of Chile).
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Cerro Overo maar in the foreground was formed by phreatomagmatic explosions. A thin, roughly 1.5-m-thick, dark-colored ejecta blanket surrounds the 600-m-wide, 80-m-deep maar. The maar is located on the lower NE flank of Volcán Chiliques and was erupted along a regional fault through basement ignimbrites of Pliocene age from the La Pacana caldera. On the horizon to the right is the east side of Tumisa and the dome "Negro de Barriales." On the left is the Lejia stratovolcano and caldera. Laguna Agua Caliente is at the right-center.

Photo by Instituto Geográfico Militar (courtesy of Oscar González-Ferrán, University of Chile).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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

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