Canadian Volcanoes/ This paper talks about Canadian volcanoe characteristics.

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Volcano Mountain- It is located immediately north of the junction of the Pelly and Yukon rivers, half way between Whitehorse and Dawson City, central Yukon Territory. This volcano is a cinder cone. The lavas at Volcano Mountain represent a unique type of lava, called 'olivine nephelinite', that is very uncommon in the geological record. This volcano is 4066 feet tall

Volcanic Creek- It is a small volcanic center located 20 km northeast of Atlin, in northwestern British Columbia, and 900 km east of Anchorage, Alaska. This volcano is a cinder cone with another cinder cone Volcanic Creek cone, part of the northern Cordilleran volcanic province, is one of three young volcanoes in the Atlin area. This volcano is 4712 feet tall

Ruby Mountain- It is a small stratovolcano located 25 km east of Atlin, in northwestern British Columbia. Ruby Mountain volcano is a small stratovolcano comprising a series of lava flows, airfall deposits, and volcanic breccia.

This is the second volcano that is part of the northern Cordilleran volcanic province. This volcano is a bit taller than Volcanic Creek at 5880 feet tall

Cracker Creek- Is the youngest volcano of the Atlin volcanic feild in NW British Columbia and is at equal size as Ruby mountain at 5880 feet tall. Like Volcanic Creek this volcano is a small cinder cone. The lower west side of the cone appears to be partly covered by glacial till, suggesting that the cone is older than the most recent glacial advances down Ruby Creek.

Ash Mountain- Is north of High Tuya Lake, is one of six sublacial volcanoes clustered close to Tuya Lake, in north central British Columbia. The base of the volcano comprises pillow lavas and hyaloclastite, indicating that the volcano formed either beneath ice or with a large lake. Ash mountain is...