Nevados Casiri

Southern Peru
Synonyms: None
Location: 17º28'S; 69º49'W
Type: Complex
Summit Elevation: 5650 m
Edifice Height:500 m
Status: Latent

Volcano Image

Structure and Evolution

Nevados Casiri consists of four edifices defining a ridge which probably reflects the migration of the magmatic source (Figure 8.1). Three unnamed old cones are aligned E-W, while the youngest cone is to the SE of this ridge. Evidence of Holocene activity is found in two lava flows (L) from the youngest cone which also has a well defined summit crater (SC) . An older massive silicic dome (D) is present to the W of the young cone. Two sulphur mines, Azufreras Gloria and San Luis, have been opened, apparently in acid leached and altered material underlying younger lavas.

Current Activity

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de Silva S.L., & Francis, P.W., 1990. Active and potentially active volcanoes of southern Peru - observations using Landsat Thematic Mapper and Space Shuttle imagery. Bull. Volcanol. 52, 286-301.