"Mount Aragats"


"Mount Aragats", Central Armenia

"Mount Aragats is a large andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcano in northwest Armenia about 40 km northwest of the capital city of Yerevan. It is the highest point in Armenia located in the province of Aragatsotn northwest from Yerevan. On its slopes are the Byurakan Observatory and the medieval Amberd Fortress. The observatory is a historically significant facility responsible for a number of important photographic surveys." "Intro Mount Aragats is a large andesitic-to-daciticGlobal Volcanism Program | Aragats | Summary stratovo located in the province of Aragatsotn northwest from Yerevan. On its slopes are the Byurakan Observatory and the medieval Amberd Fortress. The observatory is a historically significant facility responsible for a number parasitic cones and fissures are on all sides of the volcano and were the source of large lava flows that descended its lower flanks.Several of these were considered to be of Holocene age but later Potassium-Argon dating indicated mid- to late-Pleistocene ages. The youngest lower-flank flows have not been precisely dated but are constrained as occurring between the end of the late-Pleistocene and 3000 BC (Kharakanian et al. 2003). A 13-km-long WSW-ENE-trending line of craters and pyroclastic cones cuts across the northern crater rim and is the source of young lava flows and lahars; the latter were considered to be characteristic of Holocene summit eruptions. The Western and Southern slopes of Aparan to its northeast Artik to its northwest and Talin to its southwest. On the other sides of the mountains are villages and towns. Legend of Illuminator's lanternLege and only those pure in heart and spirit can see the eternal lantern the symbol of hopes and dreams of the nation. Sources: Wikipedia" 0 0 Volcano volcano "Mount Aragats is a large andesitic-to-dacitic stratovolcano in northwest Armenia about 40 km northwest of the capital city of Yerevan." 9-17 18128113 1812981138 exploringnature 0 1 1



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