Mount Erciyes, Kayseri

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Mount Erciyes, also known as Argaeus, is a volcano in Turkey. It is a large stratovolcano that is surrounded by many monogenetic vents and lava domes, and one maar. The bulk of the volcano is formed by lava flows of andesitic and dacitic composition. At some time in the past, part of the summit collapsed towards the east.
The volcano began to form in the Miocene. At first, a volcano farther east named formed from lava flows. Then, again to the east, large explosive eruptions formed a caldera. During the Pleistocene, Erciyes proper grew inside the caldera together with a group of lava domes. Lateral eruptions of Erciyes may have generated ash layers in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean during the early Holocene.
The last eruptions occurred during the early Holocene and may have deposited ash as far away as Palestine; the occurrence of historical volcanism is uncertain. Future eruptions of Erciyes may endanger cities in the north.
The volcano was glaciated during the Pleistocene, and one regular glacier still exists today, but is receding.
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  • Modern and new investments reasonable price transportation ease of access to long tracks and reasonable price on food drinking
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  • Erciyes, which we dated in early May, is still in the snow, most of the facilities are closed but the city operates the cable car to the top of the round-trip 7 TL paid to the summit, we go to the top of the café in a warm place with a view of snow 10 tl The staff was very helpful and helpful.
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  • Great mountain and ski facilities. Hotels, shops and "telefriks". I like it especially the new mosque located on the main road to complete the uniqueness location. (the mosque need more maintenance). Summit height # 3860 m Ski Village height # 2200 m
  • For me, the mountain is always important and interesting. Even from an eternal ocean.
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