Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07855
Cerro de Oro is a lava dome that was constructed on the northern flank of Tolimán, near the southern shoreline of Lake Atitlán. Lava flows from Cerro de Oro extend into the lake and may be as young as a few thousand years. The dome's name (which means Hill of Gold) reflects local belief that it contains buried treasure.
Photo by Bill Rose, 1972 (Michigan Technological University).
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Keywords: lava dome