Cinder Cone Volcano and the Fantastic Lava Beds

Cinder Cone Volcano and the Fantastic Lava Beds (HM170S)

Location: Westminster, CA 96061 Shasta County
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N 40° 26.91', W 121° 32.136'

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This basaltic andesite boulder was created about 350 years ago, during the formation of Cinder Cone Volcano. Cinder cones form when blobs of gas-charged lava explode from a volcano's vent, then fall back to earth as cooled fragments of rock.

Cinder Cone volcano, in the park's northeast corner, first erupted about 1650 AD. Ash deposits from its eruption are still found eight to ten miles away. Repeated basalt flows from Cinder Cone volcano, elevation 6,907 feet (2105 m) reached Butte Lake and dammed up Butte Creek, creating Snag Lake.

Colorful pieces of an earlier volcano were carried away by Cinder Cone's lava flow and can be found in the Fantastic Lava Beds and Painted Dunes lava fields.
HM NumberHM170S
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 624181 N 4478567
Decimal Degrees40.44850000, -121.53560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.91', W 121° 32.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 54.60" N, 121° 32' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-106 Lassen Peak Hwy, Westminster CA 96061, US
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