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Koranga Volcano

Updated: Jul 18, 2024 10:14 GMT -
maar (explosion crater) 1500 m / 4,921 ft
New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), -7.33°S / 146.71°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Koranga Crater is a complex of explosion craters 3 km NW of Wau village and 75 km SW of Lae. It is located in the Morobe goldfields in the Owen Stanley Range SW of Huon Gulf.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Koranga volcano eruptions: less than 10,000 years ago

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Background

The gold mineralization in the area prompted one of the world's last great gold rushes, beginning in 1922. Gold mineralization is related to the hydrothermal explosion craters and the formation of dacitic and andesitic lava dome extrusion. Gas emission and a landslide from Koranga in May 1967 were considered to have had either a non-volcanic or hydrothermal-eruption origin.
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