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Miravalles Volcano

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Age of rock  1.5 Myr
Elevation  2,028 m
Prominence  1,528 m
Parent range  Cordillera de Guanacaste
Mountain type  Stratovolcano
Last eruption  1946
Mountain range  Cordillera de Guanacaste
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Similar  Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Orosí Volcano, Volcán Tenorio, Barva Volcano, Irazú Volcano

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The Miravalles Volcano is an andesitic stratovolcano in Costa Rica. The caldera was formed during several major explosive eruptions that produced voluminous dacitic-rhyolitic pyroclastic flows between about 1.5 and 0.6 million years ago. The only reported historical eruptive activity was a small steam explosion on the SW flank in 1946. High heat flow remains, and Miravalles is the site of the largest developed geothermal field in Costa Rica.

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Map of Volcan Miravalles, Guanacaste Province, Bagaces, Costa Rica

The Miravalles Volcano reaches an elevation of 6,653 feet (2,023 m) and is the highest mountain in the Guanacaste Mountains. The heat from the volcano also helps power a geothermal energy plant at Las Hornillas, which is run by the Institute of Electricity.

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References

Miravalles Volcano Wikipedia


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