BackgroundThe Central Slovakia volcanic field consists of small basaltic shield volcanoes and cinder cones of Pliocene-to-Pleistocene age (Bleahu et al. 1973, IAVCEI 1973, Poka 1988). The SW part of the field is dominated by the Stiavnica stratovolcano, which is comprised of a large 18 x 22 km caldera, an extensive intrusive complex, and a resurgent horst with late-stage rhyolite. Based on stratigraphy (late Riss glacial stage), the Putikov vrsok cone of Stiavnica erupted about 130-140 ka (Simon and Halouzka, 1996). K-Ar dates from that scoria cone by Cherbyshev et al. (2013) were 390-460 ka, with the distal end of related lava flows slightly later.
Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
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