Miñiques

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  • 23.82°S
  • 67.77°W

  • 5910 m
    19385 ft

  • 355102
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Miñiques. 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.

de Silva S L, 2007. . (pers. comm.).

de Silva S L, Francis P W, 1991. Volcanoes of the Central Andes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 216 p.

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1995. Volcanes de Chile. Santiago: Instituto Geografico Militar, 635 p.

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

Volcán Miñiques is a large basaltic-andesite to dacitic volcanic complex south of Laguna Miscanti and Laguna Miñiques. The 5910-m-high summit of the volcano is cut by three overlapping, E-W-trending craters. Larger craters, partially filled by lava domes and flows, are located west and NE of the summit. The stratovolcano and lava-dome complex was considered to have been active from the Pliocene to the Holocene (González-Ferrán, 1995); de Silva (2007 pers. comm.) assigned it a possible Holocene age. A prominent lava flow extends NW-ward from the summit to the lower flanks, separating Laguna Miñiques from Laguna Miscanti.