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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07996

Volcán Telcampana, seen here from the SW, is one of a cluster of late-Pleistocene alkalic cinder cones that erupted on the floor of the southern Colima graben.  Telcampana lies at the NW base of Nevado de Colima volcano and produced basanite and minette scorias and lavas.  Pyroclastic-surge beds produced when the cone erupted through a former lake or marsh are exposed in roadcuts on the west side of the volcano. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1980 (Smithsonian Institution).

Volcán Telcampana, seen here from the SW, is one of a cluster of late-Pleistocene alkalic cinder cones that erupted on the floor of the southern Colima graben. Telcampana lies at the NW base of Nevado de Colima volcano and produced basanite and minette scorias and lavas. Pyroclastic-surge beds produced when the cone erupted through a former lake or marsh are exposed in roadcuts on the west side of the volcano.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1980 (Smithsonian Institution).


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