Adams Seamount

Name

Adams Seamount

Depth

59meters

Height

3,500meters

Type

Submarine volcano

Location

Central Pacific Ocean

Status

Potassium-Argon

Eruption

50BC 1000 years

Description

Adams Seamount was built over 30 million year.It contains about 20 small volcanic hills about 500 meters high.Alkali basaltic rocks were dredged from the flanks of Adams Seamount, whose summit appears to consist of a trachytic lava dome. Several Potassium Argon dates of Holocene age were obtained from dredges at Adams Seamount the youngest of which was 2000 to 1000 years.The large submarine volcano within the Pitcairn hot spot, Bounty Seamount.Although Bounty Seamount, which rises to within 450 meters of the sea surface, appears morphologically more youthful than Adams.