"Koranga Crater, a Pliocene-to-Holocene hydrothermal explosion vent complex (Pigram et al., 1977), is located in the Morobe goldfields in the Owen Stanley Range SW of Huon Gulf. The gold mineralization here prompted one of the world's last great gold rushes, beginning in 1922. Gold mineralization is thought to have been related to Pliocene maar formation and dacitic and andesitic lava dome extrusion. Gas emission and a landslide from Koranga in May 1967 were considered to have had either a non-volcanic (Pigram et al., 1977; Fisher and Branch, 1981) or hydrothermal-eruption origin (Sillitoe et al., 1984)."  -Smithsonian Volcano Archive
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