Hoodoo Mountain is a potentially active stratovolcano in the Northern
Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Its flat-topped summit is covered
by an ice cap that is more than 100 metres (330 feet) thick and at least
3 kilometres (2 miles) in diameter, and has an elevation of 1,850 metres
(6,070 feet). The primary rock types comprising the volcano are
phonolite and trachyte, which were deposited during six periods of
eruptive activity beginning about 85,000 years ago. There was at least
one period of explosive activity. The latest eruptive period began
around 10,000 years ago. A lava flow covering the southwestern slope may
have been produced within the last few hundred years. There have been
periods of seismic activity since at least the mid-1980s, indicating
possible future eruptions. Two valley glaciers on the sides of the
mountain have retreated significantly over the last hundred years. The
closest communities are more than 30 kilometres (20 miles) away.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodoo_Mountain>
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