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Erta Ale caldera, Erta Ale Volcano, Danakil depression, Afar Region, Ethiopiai
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Erta Ale calderaVolcano
Erta Ale VolcanoVolcano
Danakil depressionDepression
Afar RegionRegion
EthiopiaCountry

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13° 35' 59'' North , 40° 42' 0'' East
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A shield volcano with a long-lived lava lake in its caldera. 2,011 feet (613 meters) in height. It has a 0.7 × 1.6 km elliptical summit caldera.

The most active volcano in Ethiopia.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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1 valid mineral.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Bizouard, H., Barberi, F., and Varet, J. (1980) Mineralogy and Petrology of Erta Ale and Boina Volcanic Series, Afgar Rift, Ethiopia. Journal of Petrology: 21(2): 401-436.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Bizouard, H., Barberi, F., and Varet, J. (1980) Mineralogy and Petrology of Erta Ale and Boina Volcanic Series, Afgar Rift, Ethiopia. Journal of Petrology: 21(2): 401-436.
'Glass'
Reference: Zelenski, M. E., Fischer, T. P., de Moor, J. M., Marty, B., Zimmermann, L., Ayalew, D., ... & Karandashev, V. K. (2013). Trace elements in the gas emissions from the Erta Ale volcano, Afar, Ethiopia. Chemical Geology, 357, 95-116.
Platinum
Formula: Pt
Reference: Zelenski, M. E., Fischer, T. P., de Moor, J. M., Marty, B., Zimmermann, L., Ayalew, D., ... & Karandashev, V. K. (2013). Trace elements in the gas emissions from the Erta Ale volcano, Afar, Ethiopia. Chemical Geology, 357, 95-116.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Platinum1.AF.10Pt
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Platinum Group Metals and Alloys
Platinum1.2.1.1Pt
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

PtPlatinum
Pt PlatinumPt

References

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Bizouard, H., Barberi, F., and Varet, J. (1980) Mineralogy and Petrology of Erta Ale and Boina Volcanic Series, Afgar Rift, Ethiopia. Journal of Petrology: 21(2): 401-436.
Simkin, T., and Siebert, L. (1994) Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.
Global Volcanism Network (1995) Summary of Recent Activity: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 34, p. 848.
Oppenheimer, C., and Francis, P. (1998) Implications of longeval lava lakes for geomorphological and plutonic processes at Erta 'Ale volcano, Afar: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 80, p. 101-111.
Barrat, J.A., Fourcade, S., Jahn, B.M., Cheminee, J.L., and Capdevila, R. (1998) Isotope (Sr, Nd, Pb, O) and trace-element geochemistry of volcanics from the Erta'Ale range (Ethiopia): Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 80, p. 85-100.
Zelenski, M. E., Fischer, T. P., de Moor, J. M., Marty, B., Zimmermann, L., Ayalew, D., ... & Karandashev, V. K. (2013). Trace elements in the gas emissions from the Erta Ale volcano, Afar, Ethiopia. Chemical Geology, 357, 95-116.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erta_Ale - Wikipedia [Checked 2016]

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