El Volcán Nevado del Huila (Colombia): rasgos generales y caracterización composicional



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Correa, A.Mª. and Cepeda, H. and Pulgarin, B. and Ancochea Soto, Eumenio (2000) El Volcán Nevado del Huila (Colombia): rasgos generales y caracterización composicional. Geogaceta (27). pp. 51-54. ISSN 0213-683X

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Nevado del Huila Volcano (VNH), the highest volcano of the colombian Andes (5360m) has be en relatively
inactive for a long time, may be since prehistoric times because there is no historical record of volcanic
activity. This continental margin volcano zone belongs to the volcanic ridge associated to the subduction
of the Nazca Plate beneath the South American Plate. VNH has been generally classified as stratovolcano
with predominant effusive activity. However the recent discovery of new pyroclastic deposits identified
by the authors, suggest that VNH had more than one explosive episode in past time. The lavas ofVNH are
typical andesites of active continental margin, belonging to calcoalcaline series. Only a few of the these
lavas are slightly tholeitic, all of them have a clear subalcaline tendency (Na20 + K20 < 8%) with a high
to medium K20 contents varying between 7,5 - 3%.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Volcano, Andesites, Andes, Nevado del Huila, Colombia
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Petrology
ID Code:9928
Deposited On:04 Feb 2010 11:52
Last Modified:26 Mar 2010 20:45

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