The Pleiades (volcano group)

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The Pleiades
Highest point
Elevation 3,040 m (9,970 ft)
Coordinates 72°40′S 165°30′E / 72.67°S 165.50°E / -72.67; 165.50Coordinates: 72°40′S 165°30′E / 72.67°S 165.50°E / -72.67; 165.50
Location Antarctica
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1050 BCE ± 1000 years

The Pleiades is a volcanic group of youthful cones and domes with Mt. Pleiones, a small stratovolcano being the dominant volcano and rising 500 m above the Evans Neve Plateau. Three nested summit craters lie at the top of Mt. Pleiones. Taygete Cone in the Pleiades was dated at 3000 years, making it one of the youngest volcanic centres in Antarctica.

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