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Felsite Peak
Highest point
Elevation 2,530 m (8,300 ft)
Prominence 670 m (2,200 ft)
Location Yukon, Canada
Parent range Wrangell Volcanic Field, Coast Mountains
Topo map NTS 115B/09
Age of rock Pliocene
Mountain type Outcrop
Last eruption Pliocene

Felsite Peak is an eroded volcanic outcrop in the Wrangell Volcanic Field, Yukon Territory, Canada, located 54 km south of Silver City, 8 km southwest of Snowshoe Peak and 30 km east of Pinnacle Peak. Felsite Peak was named after Felsite Creek and has a triple summit on the east side of the Disappointment Glacier and at the head of Felsite Creek.

It formed as a result of melting of the crust, due to subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the North American Plate and last erupted during the Pliocene. Like most volcanoes in the Yukon, it is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, that includes over 160 active volcanoes.

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