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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10155

The central ice-covered summit complex of Mount Edziza is seen here from the SW rising above the Kitsu and Big Raven plateaus. Late-Tertiary lava flows are the foreground. The smaller hills at the base of the icecap are Quaternary cones. Mount Edziza contains a 2-km-wide, ice-filled caldera at its summit, and numerous ice-contact features and products of subglacial eruptions. The complex contains numerous Holocene cones, some of which are younger than about 1,300 years. Photo by Jack Souther, 1992 (Geological Survey of Canada).

The central ice-covered summit complex of Mount Edziza is seen here from the SW rising above the Kitsu and Big Raven plateaus. Late-Tertiary lava flows are the foreground. The smaller hills at the base of the icecap are Quaternary cones. Mount Edziza contains a 2-km-wide, ice-filled caldera at its summit, and numerous ice-contact features and products of subglacial eruptions. The complex contains numerous Holocene cones, some of which are younger than about 1,300 years.

Photo by Jack Souther, 1992 (Geological Survey of Canada).

Keywords: stratovolcano


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