The Neck (British Columbia)

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The Neck
Highest point
Elevation 1,830 m (6,000 ft)
Coordinates 57°40′N 130°35′W / 57.67°N 130.58°W / 57.67; -130.58
Location British Columbia, Canada
Age of rock Pleistocene
Mountain type Volcanic plug
Volcanic arc/belt Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province
Last eruption Pleistocene

The Neck is a mountain in northwestern British Columbia, Canada, located in Mount Edziza Provincial Park. It is a volcanic feature of the Northern Cordilleran Volcanic Province that formed in the past 1.6 million years of the Pleistocene epoch.[1]

The Neck gets its name for the type of volcanic feature it is called a volcanic plug or a volcanic neck. These volcanic landforms are created when magma hardens within a vent on an active volcano. If a plug is preserved, erosion may remove the surrounding rock while the erosion-resistant plug remains, producing a distinctive landform.

See also


  1. ^ Catalogue of Canadian volcanoes: The Neck

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