Payun Matru

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Payun Matru
Payun Matru from Space
Highest point
Elevation 3,680 m (12,070 ft)
Coordinates 36°25′S 69°12′W / 36.42°S 69.20°W / -36.42; -69.20Coordinates: 36°25′S 69°12′W / 36.42°S 69.20°W / -36.42; -69.20
Location Argentina
Parent range Andes
Mountain type Shield volcano
Last eruption 5050 BCE
Hematite after magnetite, Payún volcano. Size: 8.3 x 3.1 x 2.3 cm.

Payun Matru is a shield volcano in Argentina, located in the Reserva Provincial La Payunia of the Malargüe Department, to the south of the Mendoza Province.

Volcan Payun is notable for large crystals of hematite pseudomorphs after magnetite, of volcanic fumarole origin.[1]

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