Level Mountain

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  • Canada
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  • 58.42°N
  • 131.35°W

  • 2190 m
    7183 ft

  • 320050
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Level Mountain. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

Edwards B R, 2004. . (pers. comm.).

Edwards B R, Russell J K, 2000. Distribution, nature, and origin of Neogene-Quaternary magmatism in the northern Cordilleran volcanic province, Canada. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 112: 1280-1295.

Gabrielse H, Souther J G, 1962. Dease Lake, British Columbia. Geol Surv Can Map, 21-1962.

Hamilton T S, Scarfe C M, 1977. Preliminary report on the petrology of the Level Mountain Volcanic Centre, northwest British Columbia. Geol Surv Can Pap, 77-1A: 429-433.

Hickson C J, Edwards B R, 2001. Volcanoes and Volcanic Hazards in Canada. In; Brooks G R (ed) {A Synthesis of Geological Hazards in Canada}, Geol Surv Can Bull, 548: 1-248.

Hickson C J, Soos A, Wright R, 1994. Catalogue of Canadian volcanoes. Geol Surv Canada Open-File Rpt.

IAVCEI, 1973-80. Post-Miocene Volcanoes of the World. IAVCEI Data Sheets, Rome: Internatl Assoc Volc Chemistry Earth's Interior..

Wood C A, Kienle J (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of North America. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ Press, 354 p.

Level Mountain volcano is the most voluminous and most persistent eruptive center of the Stikine volcanic belt in NW British Columbia. The massive volcano covers an area of 1800 sq km SW of Dease Lake and north of Telegraph Creek. An 860 cu km bimodal, Miocene-to-Pliocene stratovolcano with several eruptive centers caps a Miocene basaltic shield volcano. Following extensive glacial dissection and emplacement of late-Pliocene silicic lava domes, lesser activity continued into the Quaternary. More than 20 Tertiary-to-Holocene eruptive centers have been identified in the central portion of Level Mountain and on its flanks. The broad, dissected summit region consists of trachytic and rhyolitic lava domes and was considered to be dotted with several minor basaltic vents of postglacial age (Hamilton and Scafe, 1977), although Edwards and Russell (2000) considered Holocene activity to be uncertain.