Tin Taralle volcanic field

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Tin Taralle volcanic field
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Tin Taralle volcanic field
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Coordinates 18°16′N9°20′E / 18.27°N 9.33°E / 18.27; 9.33 Coordinates: 18°16′N9°20′E / 18.27°N 9.33°E / 18.27; 9.33 [1]

Tin Taralle volcanic field is a volcanic field in the Aïr region of Niger, which covers a surface area of 50 square kilometres (19 sq mi). [2] It was active during the Pleistocene, [1] with eruptive episodes between 28-20, 15-8 and 4 to 0.7 million years ago. [3] The field consists of cinder cones which have mostly erupted basalt but also phonolite and trachyte. [4]

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  1. 1 2 "Tin Taralle Volcanic Field". Global Volcanism Program . Smithsonian Institution.
  2. Foulger 2005, p. 386.
  3. Foulger 2005, p. 383.
  4. Woolley, Alan Robert (1987). Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World: Africa. Geological Society of London. p. 227. ISBN   9781862390836.