Ruby Mountain

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For the United States mountain range, see Ruby Mountains.
Ruby Mountain
Elevation 1,895 m (6,217 ft)
Prominence 265 m (869 ft)
Location British Columbia, Canada
Range Teslin Plateau (southern Yukon Plateau)
Coordinates 59°41′N 123°20′W / 59.68°N 123.33°W / 59.68; -123.33
Type Cinder cone
Age of rock Holocene
Volcanic arc/belt Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province
Last eruption 1898?

Ruby Mountain is a cinder cone in Stikine Region, British Columbia, Canada, located 23 km northeast of Atlin and 6 km (4 mi) south of Mount Barham. A recent collapse on the volcanoes eastern side created a large landslide which dissects this side of Ruby Mountain. The volcano is the largest feature within the Atlin Volcanic Field.

November 8, 1898 eruption[edit]

Reports were received of eruptions in the Ruby Mountain area, about 80 km south of Gladys Lake, near the end of the 19th century. Miners working in the area were said to be able to work during the dark nights under the glow of the eruption. However, there has been no evidence found, such as lava flows, that is young enough to have been the site of a historical eruption.

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