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Misema Caldera

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Location  Ontario-Quebec, Canda
Province  Qu├ębec
Geology  Caldera
Age  2,704-2,707 MYA
Range  Canadian Shield
Misema Caldera
Similar  Blake River Megacaldera Complex, Hoodoo Mountain, Mount Edziza, La Garita Caldera

The Misema Caldera is a striking 2,704-2,707 million year old caldera in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.


Map of Misema Caldera, Rouyn-Noranda, QC, Canada

Geographic extent

It is the caldera that forms the Blake River Megacaldera Complex and has a diameter of 40-80 kilometres.


The caldera is also a coalescence of at least two large mafic shield volcanoes that formed more than 2703 million years ago. The rim of the Misema Caldera contains a 10-15 kilometre wide inner and outer ring zone, in which many mafic ring dike complexes and subaqueous pyroclastic sediments are detected.

The mafic ring dike structures may be deeper level expressions of summit calderas related to a shield volcano phase while the pyroclastic fragments could either be associated with satellite cones or the result of Misema caldera collapse.

The Misema Caldera is the oldest and largest caldera associated with the Blake River Megacaldera Complex and is comparable in size to the Lake Toba caldera in Indonesia.


Misema Caldera Wikipedia

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