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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07958

The massive core of a hornblende-andesite lava flow several hundred meters long forms the northern summit ridge of Nevado de Colima volcano.  A light coating of snow drapes the summit cone of Nevado de Colima, which was constructed within the youngest of three overlapping calderas.  This post-caldera cone has been extensively glaciated. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).

The massive core of a hornblende-andesite lava flow several hundred meters long forms the northern summit ridge of Nevado de Colima volcano. A light coating of snow drapes the summit cone of Nevado de Colima, which was constructed within the youngest of three overlapping calderas. This post-caldera cone has been extensively glaciated.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).


Colima