Cerro Tuzgle is a dormant stratovolcano in northwestern Argentina.
It is a prominent volcano of the back arc of the Andes and lies about
280 kilometres (170 mi) east of the main volcanic arc. The summit of
Tuzgle is 5,486 metres (17,999 ft) above sea level, and it grew during
different stages over a caldera and lava domes. Some major lava flows
emanate from the summit crater. Also associated with this volcano are an
ignimbrite sheet, a confirmed flank collapse unit and a possible one.
The first volcanic activity at Tuzgle occurred 650,000 years ago.
Subsequently, lava domes and several lava flows were erupted; scientists
have proposed two different schemes of naming the units. The latest lava
flows are dated at 300,000 years ago and volcanic activity may have
continued into the Holocene. Several thermal springs are associated with
the volcano, and some have been investigated for possible geothermal
energy production. Sulfur was formerly mined on the mountain.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerro_Tuzgle>
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