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The Volcano (Lava Fork Volcano)  British Columbia   #7358
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Boundary Ranges

Height: 1656 m -> 5433 feet
Prominence?: 311 m  
Line Parent?: Mosheim Dome (5.8 km away, at bearing 159 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mosheim Dome (6.0 km away)

Location:   56.42278,-130.85028     56:25:22, -130:51:01   9V 385873 6254671 (76 km NW of Stewart). NTS Mapsheet: 104.B.07   AreaCode: FN60/EI25
This peak is a distinct peak on a ridge which extends about 6 km north from Mosheim Dome. According to an extensive article in Wikipedia, it is a cinder cone. They refer to it as "Lava Fork Volcano", which is a better and more distinct name than the official "The Volcano".

To the west of the peak are the Lava Lakes which drain into Lava Fork Creek.

Lava Fork volcano is associated with a small group of related volcanoes called the Iskut-Unuk River Cones. This forms part of the much larger Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province, which extends from the Alaska–Yukon border to near Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Eruptive activity at The Volcano is relatively young compared to most other volcanoes in the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province. Geologic studies have shown that The Volcano and its eruptive products were emplaced in the past 400 years; this is well after the last glacial period, which ended about 10,000 years ago.

Name Notes: The name of the peak was suggested by an explorer named Chris Dickinson during the Cambridge Coast Mountains Expedition in 1979. It was adopted on November 24, 1980, and has been its official name since then. However, this name for the peak does not normally show up in any volcanological resources. Instead, it is referred to as Lava Fork or Lava Fork volcano after the creek just to the west of the peak, which drains the Lava Lakes.

Trips within 1 km

2012.07.20 relocation of BC volcanoes - Lava Forks/The Volcano Paul Adam
2012.07.17 Checking Height and Location in BC Basemap and 1:50K against Wikipedia Robin Tivy
2004.01.01 Prominence Proof from old Mtn record field Mike Cleven

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