Cerro Bonete

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Cerro Bonete
Cerro Bonete.jpg
Bonete from the northeast. The highest summit is on the far left
Highest point
Elevation 6,759 m (22,175 ft)
Coordinates 28°01′07″S 68°45′22″W / 28.0187°S 68.7561°W / -28.0187; -68.7561 (Cerro Bonete)Coordinates: 28°01′07″S 68°45′22″W / 28.0187°S 68.7561°W / -28.0187; -68.7561 (Cerro Bonete)[1]
Location La Rioja, Argentina
Parent range Andes

Cerro Bonete is a mountain in the north of the province of La Rioja, Argentina, near the provincial border with Catamarca. Its summit is 6,759 m above mean sea level, making it the fifth highest separate mountain in the Americas (after Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, Monte Pissis, and Huascaran). SRTM data disproves the frequently made claim that its summit is 6,872 m asl.

Within the last 3.5 million years, volcanic activity at Cerro Bonete has formed lava domes of dacite and rhyodacite.[2]

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  1. ^ Cerro Bonete on Google Maps
  2. ^ Mpodozis, C.; Kay, S. M. (2009). Evolution of < 10 Ma Valle Ancho Region Lavas, Southern End of the Central Andean Volcanic Zone (~27.5°S) (PDF). XII Congreso Geológico Chileno. Santiago. pp. 2–3. Retrieved 24 March 2017.