The Volcano is the name given to a small cinder cone in the Boundary
Ranges of the Coast Mountains in northwestern British Columbia, Canada.
It is located about 60 km (37 mi) northwest of the small community of
Stewart near the head of Lava Fork. With a summit elevation of 1,330 m
(4,360 ft) and a topographic prominence of 311 m (1,020 ft), it rises
above the surrounding rugged landscape on a remote mountain ridge that
represents the northern flank of a glaciated U-shaped valley. Lava Fork
volcano, as The Volcano is also known, is associated with a small group
of related volcanoes called the Iskut-Unuk River Cones. This forms part
of the much larger Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province, which
extends from the Alaska–Yukon border to near Prince Rupert, British
Columbia. Eruptive activity at The Volcano is relatively young compared
to most other volcanoes in the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province.
Geologic studies have shown that The Volcano and its eruptive products
were emplaced in the past 400 years. This is well after the last
glacial period, which ended about 10,000 years ago.
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