Aracar from the Space Shuttle, January 2003
|Elevation||6,095 m (19,997 ft)|
|Prominence||1,791 m (5,876 ft)|
|Age of rock||Pliocene|
Aracar is a large conical stratovolcano in northwestern Argentina, just east of the Chilean border. It has an uneroded summit crater about 1.5 km (1 mi) in diameter which contains a small crater lake. It is located on the edge of the Puna de Atacama, a high desert plateau east of the Atacama Desert. The only observed volcanic activity was a possible steam or ash plume on March 28, 1993 seen from the village of Tolar Grande about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of the volcano.
- "Argentina and Chile North: Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
- "Aracar". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1505-16-.
- González-Ferrán, Oscar (1995). Volcanes de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Instituto Geográfico Militar. p. 640 pp. ISBN 956-202-054-1. (in Spanish; also includes volcanoes of Argentina)
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