Dragon Cliff


Dragon Cliff[1] is a basalticmonolith located on western Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. It is the most striking feature of Expedition Fiord and rises several hundred metres out of the fiord. Dragon Cliff is made of flood basalt lava flows that contain more than 10 flow units totalling over 200 m (660 ft) of stratigraphic thickness. It is part of the AlbianStrand Fiord Formation , which in turn forms part of the High Arctic Large Igneous Province. The Strand Fiord Formation is interpreted to represent the cratonward extension of the Alpha Ridge.[2]


See also


  1. "Dragon Cliff". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2021-04-06.
  2. Canadian Arctic Islands --scenery and geologyArchived November 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine