Nahta Cone

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Nahta Cone
Nahta cone from east june 2006 (Spectrum Range).JPG
Nahta Cone
Elevation 1,690 m (5,545 ft)
Prominence 45 m (148 ft)
Location
Location British Columbia, Canada
Range Spectrum Range
Coordinates 57°18′29.9″N 130°49′14.9″W / 57.308306°N 130.820806°W / 57.308306; -130.820806Coordinates: 57°18′29.9″N 130°49′14.9″W / 57.308306°N 130.820806°W / 57.308306; -130.820806
Topo map NTS 104G/07
Geology
Type Cinder cone
Age of rock Holocene
Volcanic arc/belt Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province
Last eruption Holocene

Nahta Cone is a cinder cone in northern British Columbia, Canada, located 69 km (43 mi) southwest of Tatogga, 9 km (6 mi) north of Wetalth Ridge and south of Telegraph Creek. It lies in the southwestern corner of Mount Edziza Provincial Park.

History[edit]

Nahta Cone was named on January 2, 1980 by the Geological Survey of Canada after the last seven survivors of the Wetalth people, a group outcast or exiled from the Tahltans in time past. Nahta is a Tahltan word meaning seven.[1]

Geology[edit]

Nahta Cone is one of the youngest volcanic features in the Spectrum Range which in turn form part of the Mount Edziza-Spectrum Range volcanic complex and the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province. It formed in the Holocene period.[2]

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External links[edit]

  • Nahta Cone in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia