Big Butte

Big Butte (HM1YJV)

Location: Blackfoot, ID 83221 Bingham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 31.694', W 112° 42.84'

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Big Butte

Towering 2500 feet high, two over lapping rock domes form a 300,000 year-old butte that dominates this lava plain.
After a hot flow of molten rhyolite (acidic rock) boiled up through older lava, a second rhyolite dome pushed up a block of earlier basalt on its northwest side. They took many thousands of years to reach their present shape, but geologically they are very recent structures.
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 361496 N 4820903
Decimal Degrees43.52823333, -112.71400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 31.694', W 112° 42.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 31' 41.64" N, 112° 42' 50.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Twin Buttes Rd, Blackfoot ID 83221, US
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