Pedrazzi, D., Cerda, D., Geyer, A., Martí, J., Aulinas, M., & Planagumà, L. (2022). Stratigraphy and eruptive history of the complex Puig de La Banya del Boc monogenetic volcano, Garrotxa Volcanic Field. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 107460.


The Puig de la Banya del Boc volcano is located in the southern sector of the Garrotxa Volcanic Field in the NE of the Iberian Peninsula and is part of the European Cenozoic Rift System. This monogenetic volcano was constructed on a hard basement of Paleozoic metamorphic rocks and shows a complex eruptive succession with phreatomagmatic, Strombolian, and effusive phases. Similar to other volcanoes of the same volcanic field, the succession of deposits of the Puig de la Banya del Boc volcano reveals the influence of the substrate, upon which the volcano forms, on eruption dynamics. In this case, the Paleozoic basement and its particular hydrodynamic properties controlled the way in which magma/water interactions occurred throughout the eruption. This volcano is coeval with the Clot de l'Omera, a small maar-type edifice that was emplaced on a conjugate fault, which belongs to the same fault system.

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