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Marmolejo summit cone on the edge of collapsed caldera close up chile rm.jpg
The Marmolejo summit cone sits on the edge of a 4 km (2 mi)-wide collapsed caldera .
Highest point
Elevation6,108 m (20,039 ft)
Coordinates33°43.071?S 69°51.812?W / 33.717850°S 69.863533°W / -33.717850; -69.863533Coordinates: 33°43.071?S 69°51.812?W / 33.717850°S 69.863533°W / -33.717850; -69.863533
Principal Cordillera, Andes
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionUnknown
Marmolejo top seen from the north. The face of the cliff shows altered rocks from the core of the volcano.

Volcán Marmolejo is a 6,108 m (20,039 ft) high Pleistocene stratovolcano in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile. It is located 9 km (6 mi) NNE of the active San José volcano, and is the southernmost 6,000 m (19,685 ft)-plus peak in the world.

See also

San José volcanic complex. From left to right: Marmolejo, La Engorda and San José.

External links


  • "San José". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. (includes Marmolejo)
  • González-Ferrán, Oscar (1995). Volcanes de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Instituto Geográfico Militar. p. 640 pp. ISBN 956-202-054-1. (in Spanish; also includes volcanoes of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru)
  • Biggar, John (2020). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers and Skiers (5th ed.). Andes Publishing (Scotland). p. 267 pp. ISBN 978-0-9536087-6-8.

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