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PostSubject: The Volcano   Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:21 am

The Volcano is the name given to a small cinder cone in the Boundary Ranges of the Coast Mountains in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is located about 60 km (37 mi) northwest of the small community of Stewart near the head of Lava Fork. With a summit elevation of 1,330 m (4,360 ft) and a topographic prominence of 311 m (1,020 ft), it rises above the surrounding rugged landscape on a remote mountain ridge that represents the northern flank of a glaciated U-shaped valley. Lava Fork volcano, as The Volcano is also known, is associated with a small group of related volcanoes called the Iskut-Unuk River Cones. This forms part of the much larger Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province, which extends from the Alaska–Yukon border to near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Eruptive activity at The Volcano is relatively young compared to most other volcanoes in the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province. Geologic studies have shown that The Volcano and its eruptive products were emplaced in the past 400 years. This is well after the last glacial period, which ended about 10,000 years ago

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