Lava LandscapeThe features before you testify to a fiery volcanic past. Distant hills, called buttes, are actually "shield" volcanoes. Named for their shape, these shield volcanoes formed when lava flowed from cracks, or vents, in the earth's crust. Over the past seven million years, these lava flows repeatedly blocked the Snake River, forcing it southward. Remains of past lava flows are often exposed by erosion and can be seen as dark layers of basalt rock along the canyon walls. Volcanic eruptions in this region ended about 50,000 years ago.
|Placed By||Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 667082 N 4737291|
|Decimal Degrees||42.76995000, -114.95775000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 46.197', W 114° 57.465'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 46' 11.82" N, 114° 57' 27.9" W|
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