Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00112
Wave erosion has exposed a cross section through bedded scoria units of the Cape Mavrorachidi scoria cone on the SW side of Thera Island. Behind the cone to the left are exposures of light-colored rhyodacitic tuffs of the Akrotiri Peninsula. A 451,000 ± 27,000 BP (before present) Argon-Argon date was obtained from a lava flow from the Cape Mavrorachidi cone.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Galleries: Volcanic Outcrops
Keywords: caldera | outcrop | geology | deposit