LEGACY - Newberry Volcano - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 54.980 W 121° 21.399
10T E 631939 N 4863892
FORMER: Geology sign on crater rim trail.
Waymark Code: WM3Y0P
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/02/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 28

Geology sign on crater rim trail.

Marker Name: Newberry Volcano
Marker Text: Newberry Volcano is a large shield-shaped composite volcano extending from the southern horizon to the eastern horizon. Newberry is one of the largest volcanoes in the lower 48 states and the largest volcano in Oregon. It covers an area in excess of 500 square miles. Over 400 cinder cones dot the flanks of Newberry, one of these is Lava Butte. The volcano is made up of rocks that range from basalt to rhyolite in composition and have ages that range from over 500,000 years old to as young as 1,300 years. At the summit is Newberry Crater, a 4 by 5 mile caldera, which contains East and Paulina Lakes.

Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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