Peinado

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  • Argentina
  • South America
  • Stratovolcano
  • Unknown - Undated Evidence
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  • Volcanic Region
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 26.623°S
  • 68.116°W

  • 5741 m
    18830 ft

  • 355200
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Peinado.

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This symmetrical Argentinian stratovolcano is the source of well-preserved lava flows of Holocene age from summit and flank vents (de Silva and Francis, 1991). Cerro Peinado is one of the youngest volcanoes in the region. The upper part of the 5741-m-high cone is blanketed by pyroclastic material. Two possible pyroclastic-flow lobes extend to the NW and north. An apron of pristine lava flows that extends to 6 km were erupted from the main cone and from vents on the flank, including a prominent ESE-flank vent. It is surrounded by small fields of cinder cones, maars, and pristine lava flows, located along N-S-trending faults, which are related to the Salar de Antofalla volcanic field.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Peinado. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Peinado 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
Manantial, Volcán del
Lighter-colored pyroclastic material blankets the summit of Cerro Peinado, and a possible pyroclastic-flow deposit descends the right-hand flank. This symmetrical Argentinian stratovolcano, one of the youngest in the region, is the source of well-preserved lava flows of Holocene age from summit and flank vents. An apron of pristine lava flows surrounds the volcano and was erupted from the main cone and from vents on the flank, including a prominent ESE-flank vent.

Photo by Ben Edwards, 1998 (Dickinson College, Pennsylvania).

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.

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

Volcano Types

Stratovolcano

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Andesite / Basaltic Andesite

Population

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0
0
47
8,585

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Peinado 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.