Castle Rock (volcano)

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Castle Rock
Castle Rock is located in British Columbia
Castle Rock
Castle Rock
Location of Castle Rock in northern B.C.
Highest point
Elevation 1,862 m (6,109 ft)
Prominence 55 m (180 ft)
Coordinates 57°50′24.0″N 130°12′29.2″W / 57.840000°N 130.208111°W / 57.840000; -130.208111Coordinates: 57°50′24.0″N 130°12′29.2″W / 57.840000°N 130.208111°W / 57.840000; -130.208111
Location Stikine Country, British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Klastline Plateau (south-central Stikine Plateau)
Topo map NTS 104G/16
Age of rock Pleistocene
Mountain type Volcanic plug
Volcanic arc/belt Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province
Last eruption Pleistocene

Castle Rock is a volcanic plug located 13 km (8 mi) west of Iskut and 8 km northwest of Tuktsayda Mountain in British Columbia, Canada. Castle Rock is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes and is in the Klastline Group, Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province and last erupted in the Pleistocene.[1]

Castle Rock is one of the top 10 Canadian volcanoes with recent seismic activity, the others include: Mount Edziza volcanic complex, Mount Cayley, Hoodoo Mountain, The Volcano, Crow Lagoon, Mount Silverthrone, Mount Meager, Wells Gray-Clearwater volcanic field and Mount Garibaldi.[2]

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  1. ^ "Castle Rock". Catalogue of Canadian volcanoes. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Volcanoes of Canada" (PDF). Retrieved October 10, 2007. 

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