Alligator Lake volcanic complex

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Alligator Lake volcanic complex
Alligator Lake.jpg
Aerial photo of the Alligator Lake volcanic complex
Highest point
Elevation 2,217 m (7,274 ft) [1]
Listing List of volcanoes in Canada
List of Northern Cordilleran volcanoes
Coordinates 60°25′N 135°25′W / 60.417°N 135.417°W / 60.417; -135.417[1]
Location Yukon, Canada
Age of rock Holocene
Mountain type Volcanic field
Volcanic arc/belt Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province
Last eruption Unknown

The Alligator Lake volcanic complex is a group of basaltic cinder cones and lava flows in south central Yukon. The upper part of the Alligator Lake volcanic complex consists of two well-preserved cinder cones capping a small shield volcano. They probably post-date the local Holocene glaciation. Lava flows from both cinder cones traveled to the north and were erupted simultaneously. Their compositions range from alkali olivine basalt to basanitic. Lava flows from the northeast cone are the largest extending 6 km (4 mi) from the cone and expanding to a width of 10 km (6 mi) at the terminus.[1]

The volcanic complex was named by the nearby Alligator Lake.

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