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Volcanic Rocks, Cinder Cones and Lava Fields
Volcanic eruptions don't occur everywhere. Several
"ingredients" must combine at the right place and time.
While geologic complexities of Southern California are still under investigation,
many researchers think that faulting, block movement, and associated magma production
are key ingredients contributing to the formation of cinder cones and lava flows in the
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Volcanic Rocks and Associated LandformsExamples of landform features associated with modern and ancient volcanism. A volcano forms at an site where erupted material builds up (including lava flows, cinders, and ash). Over time, weathering and erosion ...
Volcanic FieldsInformation on volcanic fields from Mono Lake south to Lavic Lake in the Mojave Desert.
Cinder Cones National Natural LandmarkThe skyline of Cima Dome is interrupted by the conical outlines of dozens of remarkably well-preserved ...
Amboy CraterAmboy Crater, formed of ash and cinders, is 250 feet high and 1,500 feet in diameter. The crater is in ...
Ubehebe CraterMaar volcanoes formed by steam and gas explosions around 3,000 years ago created when hot magma reached ...