Felsite Peak

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Felsite Peak
Elevation 2,530 m (8,300 ft)
Prominence 670 m (2,200 ft)
Location
Location Yukon, Canada
Range Wrangell Volcanic Field,[1] Coast Mountains[citation needed]
Coordinates 60°32′58.2″N 138°27′33.5″W / 60.549500°N 138.459306°W / 60.549500; -138.459306Coordinates: 60°32′58.2″N 138°27′33.5″W / 60.549500°N 138.459306°W / 60.549500; -138.459306
Topo map NTS 115B/09
Geology
Type Outcrop
Age of rock Pliocene[citation needed]
Last eruption Pliocene[2]

Felsite Peak is an eroded volcanic outcrop in the Wrangell Volcanic Field, Yukon Territory, Canada, located 54 km south of Silver City, 8 km southwest of Snowshoe Peak and 30 km east of Pinnacle Peak.[3] Felsite Peak was named after Felsite Creek and has a triple summit on the east side of the Disappointment Glacier and at the head of Felsite Creek.[4]

It formed as a result of melting of the crust[citation needed], due to subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the North American Plate[citation needed] and last erupted during the Pliocene.[5] Like most[citation needed] volcanoes in the Yukon, it is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, that includes over 160 active volcanoes.[citation needed]

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