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Sangangüey

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  • Mexico
  • México and Central America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 21.45°N
  • 104.73°W

  • 2340 m
    7677 ft

  • 341024
  • Latitude
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  • Summit
    Elevation

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1742 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Sangangüey.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Sangangüey.

Photo Gallery

Sangangüey contains a prominent lava spine at its eroded summit, seen here from the west. Sangangüey was constructed on the southern flank of Las Navajas volcano. The NW and SE flanks contain 45 scoria cones that erupted during the past 300,000 years. Activity at the main edifice ceased during the Pleistocene and some cones may only be about 1,000 years old.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1978 (Smithsonian Institution).
The steep remnant at Sangangüey volcano (center) rises 250 m above the Arroyo Caracol, an erosional valley down the SW flank. It is similar in composition to surrounding layered lava flows, but contains less glass, which suggests slower cooling. The Arroyo Caracol exposes a 700-m-thick section showing the interior stratigraphy of the cone.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Multiple scoria cones have formed across the flanks of Sangangüey. The light-colored cone below the skyline and to the right is cone C4, and the darker cone on the lower right horizon is D8. These two cones are part of the youngest group of cones and may be only 1,000 years old. A lava flow from the C4 crater traveled down the south flank of Sangangüey between the two older cones of B3 and B4, in the foreground.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Sangangüey is an eroded stratovolcano that is seen here from the SW across farmlands of the Tepic basin, with a spine visible in the summit crater. The NW and SE flanks contain 45 scoria cones that erupted during the past 300,000 years; some of these NW-flank cones are visible below the left horizon.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
The eroded Sangangüey edifice was constructed during the Pleistocene and its flanks contain 45 scoria cones, some of which have erupted during the Holocene. The cone forming the peak on the lower right horizon and the cone highlighted by the sun below and to the right of the summit in this view from the south are among the youngest.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcán el Molcajete (left) is the largest scoria cone on the NW flank of Sangangüey volcano (upper right). The crater opens to the NW and was the source of a lava flow that traveled across the floor of the Tepic valley.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
A SE-trending chain of scoria cones extends beyond the flank of Sangangüey volcano into the Tepic basin. Cerro el Molcajete, the flat-topped cone to the right, shares the name of Volcán el Molcajete on the NW flank of Sangangüey. This NW-SE-trending alignment of Pleistocene basalt and mugearite scoria cones is seen here from the south across farmlands near the village of El Limón.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
The hills in the center of the photo form part of the SE-flank cone alignment on Sangangüey volcano. This view looks to the SE from the side of cone C4. The cones extend beyond the flanks into the Tepic basin towards the Pleistocene Santa María del Oro maar that erupted through Miocene tuffs beyond the cones, which is not visible in this photo.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Puerto Vallarta
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1998
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Puerto Vallarta

Title: Tequila
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1998
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Tequila

Title: Carta Geolica de la Republica Mexicana
Publisher: Recursos Minerales and Institute de Gelogia
Country: Mexico
Year: 1992
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,000,000
Map of Carta Geolica de la Republica Mexicana

Title: Mexico
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: Mexico
Year: 1985
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Mexico

Title: Guadalajara
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Guadalajara

Title: Aguascalientes
Publisher: SPP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Aguascalientes

Title: Estado de Sinaloa
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Estado de  Sinaloa

Title: Estado de Durango
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Estado de  Durango

Title: Estado de Nayarit
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Estado de Nayarit

Title: Estado de Jalisco
Publisher: USGS /SAHOP
Country: Mexico
Year: 1982
Series: SAHOP Landsat
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Estado de Jalisco

Title: Tepic
Publisher: INEGI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1980
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Tepic

Title: El Salvador
Publisher: SPP CGSNI
Country: Mexico
Year: 1979
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of El Salvador

Title: Etzatlan
Publisher: Comision de Estudios del Territorio Nacional
Country: Mexico
Year: 1974
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Etzatlan

Title: Hostotipaquillo
Publisher: Comision de Estudios del Territorio Nacional
Country: Mexico
Year: 1973
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:50,000
Map of Hostotipaquillo
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 23 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 117623-47 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-48 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-49 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-50 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-51 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-52 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-53 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-54 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-55 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-56 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-57 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-58 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-59 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-60 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-61 Basalt -- --
NMNH 117623-63 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-64 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-65 Scoria -- --
NMNH 117623-69 Basalt Cerro la Culebra --
NMNH 117623-70 Basalt Cerro la Culebra --
NMNH 117623-71 Scoria Cerro la Culebra --
NMNH 117623-72 Basalt Cerro la Culebra --
NMNH 117623-73 Basalt Cerro la Culebra --
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