Sopka

Sopka

 

(1) In geomorphology and geology, the general name for hills and mountains with rounded summits in Kazakhstan, Transbaikalia, and the Far East of the USSR. On Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands the term is applied to volcanoes, for example, the Kliuchevskaia Sopka and the Avachinskaia Sopka, and in the Crimea and the Caucasus it is applied to mud volcanoes.

(2) In archaeology, the tall (reaching 4 m and more) rounded conical barrows that served as burial mounds for the Slovenes in the Novgorod area, especially during the ninth and tenth centuries. Sopki are found in the basins of Lake Il’men’ and the Lovat’, Volkhov, and Msta rivers. They are encountered as far northeast as the White Sea and as far west as the Velikaia River.

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30 of the peninsula's 300 volcanoes are active including Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Eurasia's highest at 4,750m.
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The Kamchatka branch of the Russian Geophysical Service also said that the nearby Klyuchevaya Sopka Volcano, had also started blowing smoke and ash into the air.
site name, layer coordinates latitude longitude Western Siberia 1 Sopka 2, burial 68 55 [degrees] 42'N 76 [degrees] 47'E 2 Tashkovo 1 55 [degrees] 55' 64 [degrees] 25'E 3 Leushi 7 59 [degrees] 38' 65 [degrees] 42'E 4 Sumpanya 4 59 [degrees] 29' 67 [degrees] 44'E 5 Protoka, barr.
com)-- A Secret Compass expedition team aims to explore one of the planet's most active volcanoes this August on Siberia's dramatic Kamchatka peninsula: Klyuchevskaya Sopka at 4,750m.
Marleen Troy, assistant professor of Environmental Engineering at Wilkes who supervised the student auditing team, and Cynthia Sopka of Wilkes University's Small Business Development Center, who brought the students and the bakery together for the audit, also accompanied Secretary Hess on the tour.
For the Omolon Hub, Polymetal has released an updated production schedule, which included mining and processing plans for newly acquired properties, including Sopka, Dalniy, Tsokol, as well as the previously reported Birkachan and Oroch deposits.
The Omolon CIP plant was restarted in August 2010, while mining at Sopka deposit is expected to commence in 4Q10.