Domuyo

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Domuyo
Volcán Domuyo.jpg
Domuyo in winter conditions from near the high camp at 3,200m.
Elevation 4,709 m (15,449 ft)[1]
Translation To tremble and grumble (Mapuche)
Location
Domuyo is located in Argentina
Domuyo
Domuyo
Argentina
Range Andes
Coordinates 36°35′S 70°25′W / 36.58°S 70.42°W / -36.58; -70.42Coordinates: 36°35′S 70°25′W / 36.58°S 70.42°W / -36.58; -70.42[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Holocene ?
Last eruption Unknown
Climbing
First ascent Argentina Father Lino del Valle Carvajal, November 15, 1903

The Domuyo Volcano is a stratovolcano located in the Argentine province of Neuquén. With a height of 4,709 m (15,449 ft), it is the highest mountain in Patagonia and is sometimes called the "Roof of Patagonia" ("El Techo de la Patagonia" in Spanish).[2]

The volcano has a large 15 kilometres (9 mi) wide caldera. At least 14 dacite lava domes are found within the caldera, with another five outside.[1] Its slopes contain many fumaroles, hot springs and geysers.

It names derives from the Mapuche meaning "To tremble and grumble", probably due to the geothermal activity of the volcano.

The volcano is accessible by the National Route 40 from Chos Malal, connecting with provincial route 43, passing by Andacollo.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Domuyo". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1507-067. Retrieved 2005-02-11.
  2. ^ Some sources mistakenly refer to Monte San Valentin as the highest peak in Patagonia, despite it being only 4,058 meters, about 651 meters less than Domuyo

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