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Paricutin volcano, Uruapan del Progreso (Uruapan), Michoacan, Mexico

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 19° 29' 34'' North , 102° 15' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 19.49302,-102.25124

An active volcano located near Uruapan and not far from Patzcuaro. Erupted in cornfield from February 20, 1943 to February 25, 1952.

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Mineralization age: Anthropocene : .00005 Ma

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Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
ⓘ Andesite.00005 Ma

Regional Geology

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0 - 2.588 Ma

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Basic igneous extrusive

Reference: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Conjunto de Datos Vectoriales Geológicos. Continuo Nacional. Escala 1:1’000,000. [63]

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Luhr, J. F. (2001). Glass inclusions and melt volatile contents at Paricutin Volcano, Mexico. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 142(3), 261-283.

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