Cerro Toco

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Cerro Toco
Cerro Toco lies at the northern end of the purico complex chile ii region.jpg
Cerro Toco lies at the NE end of the Purico complex. Camera location: 22° 55.411'S 7° 50.699'W Heading: 112° Alt.: 4,351 m (14,275 ft)
Highest point
Elevation 5,604 m (18,386 ft)
Coordinates 22°56.396′S 67°46.816′W / 22.939933°S 67.780267°W / -22.939933; -67.780267Coordinates: 22°56.396′S 67°46.816′W / 22.939933°S 67.780267°W / -22.939933; -67.780267
Location Chile
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Stratovolcano

Cerro Toco is a stratovolcano located in the eastern part of the Atacama desert in Chile's II Region (Antofagasta), approximately 6 km (4 mi) south of the border between Bolivia and Chile and 12 km (7 mi) SE of the Juriques and Licancabur volcanoes. It conforms the north eastern extreme of the Purico Complex, a pyroclastic shield made up by several stratovolcanoes, lava domes and a maar.

Cerro Toco is located in the Chajnantor Scientific Reserve, as is most of the Purico Complex. The Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Huan Tran Telescope are located on the western side of the mountain at approximately 5,200 m (17,100 ft).

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The Purico complex seen from the NNW. FLTR: Cerro Toco, Cerro Purico, Cerro Negro, (mountain - unknown to me), Cerros de Macón. In the background you can see the Colachi (snow-covered), Laguna Verde and Acamarachi strato-volcanoes. Camera location: 22° 55.160'S 68° 6.831'W Heading: 116° Alt.: 2,501 m (8,205 ft)