Mount Adagdak

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Mount Adagdak
Mount Adagdak in 2000
Highest point
Elevation2,001 ft (610 m) [1]
Coordinates51°59′16″N 176°35′30″W / 51.98778°N 176.59167°W / 51.98778; -176.59167Coordinates: 51°59′16″N 176°35′30″W / 51.98778°N 176.59167°W / 51.98778; -176.59167[1]
Parent rangeAleutian Range[1]
Topo mapUSGS Adak C-2
Age of rockPleistocene[1]
Mountain typeStratovolcano[1]
Volcanic arc/beltAleutian Arc

Mount Adagdak is a Pleistocene age stratovolcano on the northernmost extremity of Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Located about 1,180 miles (1,900 km) from Anchorage, the mountain is located about 1.4 kilometers (0.9 mi) south of Cape Adagdak, for which it was named in 1948 by the United States Geological Survey.

The volcano is made up of rock from three different periods of activity. The youngest rock was argon dated to between 205,000 - 215,000 years old.[2]

John Hunter of Quicklaunch has twice proposed the use of Mount Adagdak's western slope as the emplacement site for a light-gas gun to launch small payloads into orbit for use at ISS.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Adagdak". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-01-16.
  2. ^ "Adagdak - Introduction". Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  3. ^ Livingston, David (January 15, 2010). "Dr. John Hunter". The Space Show. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-22.

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