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  • Chile
  • South America
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • 5050 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.25°S
  • 71.75°W

  • 1652 m
    5420 ft

  • 357112
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
5050 BCE ± 1000 years Unknown Confirmed   Tephrochronology Huelemolle and Caburgua cones
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Caburgua-Huelemolle.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Caburgua-Huelemolle.

Photo Gallery

Four groups of basaltic cinder cones lie along the major regional N-S-trending Liquine-Ofqui fault zone, which trends parallel to Lake Caburgua (top). The northernmost group of cones lies at the southern end of Lake Caburgua and was the source of lava flows that dammed drainages, forming the lake. The southernmost group, Huelemolle, is the rounded forested area between two rivers at the bottom-center. Two other cone groups lie to the east of Caburgua and Huelemolle. Lake Villarrica is at the lower left, and Colico Lake is at the upper left.

NASA Space Shuttle image ISS004-713-45, 2002 (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/).
Forested Volcán Relicura, rising to the NW from near the Liucura Bridge, is part of four groups of basaltic cinder cones lying east of Lago Villarrica and NE of Villarrica volcano. The northernmost and southernmost groups, the Volcanes de Caburgua and Volcán Huelemolle, respectively, lie along the major regional Liquine-Ofqui fault zone. Lava flows from the half dozen cinder cones of the Volcanes de Caburgua blocked drainages, forming elongated Lago Caburgua.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcanologists on a field trip during the 2004 Chile IAVCEI conference examine an outcrop of the Caburgua-Huelemolle volcano group. Miocene granodiorites at the base of the roadcut are overlain by postglacial pyroclastic deposits from basaltic cones of the Caburgua-Huelemolle group.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 2004 (Smithsonian Institution).
The cones with summit craters at the SW corner of Lago Caburgua (upper left) are the Volcanes de Caburgua. South of the lake are two areas with thicker vegetation, the northern area is the La Barda cones, and the southern is Volcan Huelemolle. The vegetated ridge across the eastern half of the photo contains the Redondo, Pichares, and Relicura cones (E to W).

Satellite image courtesy of Planet Labs, 2021.
GVP Map Holdings

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Title: Pucon
Publisher: Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile
Year: 1985
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Pucon

Title: Argentina, Chile
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: S America
Year: 1978
Series: ONC
Map Type: Navigation
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Argentina, Chile
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Caburgua-Huelemolle in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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