Falso Azufre

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Falso Azufre
Laguna Verde (Chile).jpg
Falso Azufre volcanic complex and Laguna Verde.
Highest point
Elevation 5,906 m (19,377 ft) [1]
Coordinates 26°48′S 68°22′W / 26.80°S 68.37°W / -26.80; -68.37
Location Argentina and Chile
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Complex volcano
Last eruption Unknown

Falso Azufre is a complex volcano at the border of Argentina and Chile. It is elongated in east-west direction and contains craters and lava domes. The highest summit Cerro Falso Azufre lies at the western end in Chile, which has mostly generated pyroclastic material from craters. The probably youngest segment of the volcano is the eastern section in Argentina, where two lava domes and two cones are located.[1]

Rocks erupted by Falso Azufre are andesitic. They contain hornblende and pyroxene with a total content of 58-61% of SiO2.[2] Andesite rocks at the western foot of the volcano have been dated 0.7 ± 0.2 million years ago.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Falso Azufre". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. 
  2. ^ Kay, Suzanne Mahlburg; Coira, Beatriz; Mpodozis, Constantino (2008). "Field trip guide: Neogene evolution of the central Andean Puna plateau and southern Central Volcanic Zone". 13: 117–181. doi:10.1130/2008.0013(05). 
  3. ^ Geología de la región de Ojos del Salado (Andes centrales, 27°S): implicancias de la migración hacia el este del frente volcánico Cenozoico Superior, Mpodozis