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TitlePara-gliders, Puy de Dome, Massif Central, France
DescriptionThe Massif Central in the center of France (Auvergne region), contains a range of volcanoes made up of the Monts Dome (1465 meters at the Puy de Dome) and the Monts Dore (1886 meters at the Puy de Sancy). Locally, steep sided volcanoes are called puy (“pwee”). The Puy de Dome is the highest of the most recent volcanic peaks (the Monts Dome). It formed from a series of lava domes. Upward flowing air on the windward side make this a favorite peak for para-gliders. Other volcanoes can be seen in the background, to the south.
Geologic provinceMassif Central
LocationFrance ▹ Auvergne. Near Clermont-Ferrand.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 1990.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1206.
Key wordsvolcano, Auvergne, puy, massif central, France
Tech details319 KB. Vista. Canon FTQL.
GeoDIL number250