Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08002
Broad alluvial fans composed of fluvial, glacial, and volcaniclastic sediments surround La Malinche volcano. The circular volcano is dissected by radial drainages on all sides. Relatively few volcanological studies have been conducted on Malinche and most studies have had a geomorphological and glacial focus. During attempts to reconstruct the Quaternary glacial history of Mexican volcanoes a yellowish-red pumice layer that extends around Malinche volcano was dated at between about 12,100 and 7650 years ago.
Photo by Gerardo Carrasco-Núñez, 1997 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).