Saturday, May 26, 2007

Kuh-e-Bazman, Volcano in Iran

Bazman, IranLocation: Latitude: 28N, 60EElevation: 11,447 feet (3,490 m)
This photo from the Space Shuttle looks almost directly down on Bazman, a stratovolcano in southeast Iran. The more resistant rocks near the center of the photo are lava flows and plugs. They are surrounded by tuff. There have been no historic eruptions at Bazman but there are fumaroles.
Sources of Information:Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.
Gansser, A., 1966, Part XVII, Iran: Catalogue of the active volcanoes of the world including solfatara fields, International Association of Volcanology, Rome, Italy, 19 p.

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