Bridge River Cones

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  • 50.8°N
  • 123.4°W

  • 2500 m
    8200 ft

  • 320170
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The Bridge River Cones volcanic field consists of a group of small basaltic and trachybasaltic eruptive centers at the extreme northern end of the Garibaldi volcanic belt in SW British Columbia. Pleistocene volcanic necks and cones were Potassium-Argon dated at 0.97 and 0.59 million years ago in the Salal Creek area and display ice-contact features (Lawrence et al., 1984). Tuber Hill is a small subaerial 600,000-year-old basaltic stratovolcano to the north that was constructed on the Bridge River upland when neighboring valleys were filled with ice. Lava flows that overlie poorly consolidated glacial till and appear to post-date the latest glaciation are found immediately north of Bridge River. The youngest flow may be less than 1500 years old (Souther; in Wood and Kienle, 1990).

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Bridge River Cones. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Bridge River Cones page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.


Synonyms

Lillooet Cones | Salal Creek | Gun Creek | Salal Glacier

Cones

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Salal Glacier Cone 2400 m 50° 47' 0" N 123° 23' 0" W
Sham Hill Cone 1900 m 50° 54' 0" N 123° 31' 0" W
Tuber Hill Stratovolcano 50° 56' 0" N 123° 26' 0" W

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Bridge River Cones.

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. 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.

Dolmage V, 1928. Gun Creek map-area, British Columbia. Geol Surv Can Summary Rpt, Part A: 78-93.

Green N L, Armstrong R L, Harakal J E, Souther J G, Read P B, 1988. Eruptive history and K-Ar geochronology of the late Cenozoic Garibaldi volcanic belt, southwestern British Columbia. Geol Soc Amer Bull, 100: 563-579.

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.

Holland S S, 1976. Landforms of British Columbia, a physiographic outline. Brit Columbia Dept Mines Petrol Resour Bull, 48: 1-138 (2nd printing).

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

Lawrence R B, Armstrong R L, Berman R G, 1984. Garibaldi Group volcanic rocks of the Salal Creek area, southwestern British Columbia: alkaline lavasw on the fringe of the predominately calc-alkaline Garibaldi (Cascade) volcanic arc. J Volc Geotherm Res, 21: 255-276.

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

Volcano Types

Volcanic field

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Basalt / Picro-Basalt
Trachybasalt / Tephrite Basanite

Population

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55
55
219
15,871

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Bridge River Cones Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.