|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||63° 26' 1'' North , 20° 14' 56'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||63.43361,-20.24889|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate|
A 200 meter elevation cinder cone which erupted in 1973, causing great damage to the fishing port town on Heimaey.
(Eldfell name means "mountain of fire" in Icelandic).
24 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Description: Arctic-North Atlantic region, Iceland, North Atlantic, East Greenland volcanic belt
Comments: Oceanic basin; Koistinen et al., 2001; Sigmond, 2002; Solli, unpublished compilation, 2007-08; Bergman et al., unpublished revisions, 2007-08
Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. 
0 - 0.0117 Ma