Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Tuff Cone

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2617

A tuff cone is a landform that forms from a phreatic eruption or phreatomagmatic eruption. It is characterised by a conical shape with a thick deposit at the crater edge. It is generally more than 100 m tall, steep and has a maximum dip of 25°.

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