Tarso Voon

Tarso Voon on a satellite image from NASA

The summit of the mountain is dominated by its 14 x 18 km wide and relatively shallow caldera. At its north-eastern side of the mountain lie in a 180 - degree arc extensive basalt fields and a neighboring crater Ehi Mosgau. Provisions resulted in a rock formation in the Quaternary period. Deposits of pyroclastic clouds are found within a radius of 15 to 35 km around the caldera. The massif of Tarso Voon rises above a layer of rock known as the Precambrian schist.

The well-known Soborom - Solfatarenfeld, the largest in the Tibesti Mountains of the summit caldera lies around 5 km to the west in an area caused by tectonic uplift. Its fumaroles, active mud pots and hot springs are frequented by the population of the Tibesti for medical purposes.


  • Tarso Voon in the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution (English)
  • Mountain in Africa
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  • Geology of Africa
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  • Tibesti region