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January 01, 2001

Abstract

Aso Volcano is located in central Kyushu and is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan. The volcano is of worldwide fame for its huge caldera (Fig. 1) formed by the outflow of four voluminous pyroclastic flows during the late Pleistocene. The eruption of 553 A.D. is probably the oldest historical record in Japan and the volcano has continued to be active since (Japan Meteorological Agency, 1991).

Abstract

Figure 1, looking to the northwest, shows a profile and view of Kami-Kometsuka, which is a basaltic cinder cone. The reddish color of most scoria is due to high-tempera- ture oxidation. A nice view of Kometsuka (also shown in Fig. 2), another cinder cone, can be seen to the northwest.

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

Epithermal Gold Mineralization and Modern Analogues, Kyushu, Japan

Craig A. Feebrey
Craig A. Feebrey
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Toshihiko Hayashi
Toshihiko Hayashi
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Sachihiro Taguchi
Sachihiro Taguchi
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
34
ISBN electronic:
9781934969878
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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