Licancabur (Bolivia) Summit Elevation: 5916 m Latitude:                22.83°S   Longitude:             67.88°W The symmetrical Licancabur  stratovolcano was constructed  primarily during the Holocene and  contains one of the world's highest  lakes in its 400-m-wide summit crater.  The Pleistocene Juriques volcano is  located immediately to the SE and is  capped by a 1.5-km-wide summit  crater. Archaeological ruins were  found on the 5916-m-high crater rim  of the steep-sided Volcán Licancabur,  which maintains constant 30 degree  slopes. The shallow freshwater  summit lake is 90 m by 70 m wide and has a measured temperature of 6 degrees C,  supporting growth of planktonic fauna at nearly 6000 m altitude. Young blocky  andesitic lava flows with prominent levees extend up to 6 km down the NW-to-SW  flanks; older flows reach up to 15 km from the summit crater and are covered by  pyroclastic-flow deposits that extend 12 km. The most recent activity from Licancabur  produced flank lava flows. (Global Volcanic Program)  Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Photo: Rolf Cosar Panorama HOME click on pictures to enlarge click on panorama