Cinder Cone

Feature Type:Cone - Cone-shaped hill.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just E of The Black Tusk on N side of Garidaldi Lake, S of Whistler in Garibaldi Provincial Park, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°58'18''N, 123°00'26''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/14

Origin Notes and History:

Cinder Cone adopted 12 September 1972 on 92G/NW; an established name in the geology and mountaineering communities.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"...Cinder Cone, composed of ash and partly surrounded by Helmet Glacier, shows little sign of erosion and obviously must have erupted extremely recently, probably less that 1000 years ago..." (Canadian Alpine Journal, 1937, p110). "The Cinder Cone, a broad mound 500' high, composed of ash, lapilli and scattered ropy and breadcrusted bomb fragments..." (Geology of the Mount Garibaldi Map Area, by W.H. Mathews, 1958, published in Bulletin of Geological Society of America, vol 69, 1958)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office