LEGACY - Building a Cinder Cone - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 54.995 W 121° 21.446
10T E 631876 N 4863919
FORMER: Geology sign on crater rim trail.
Waymark Code: WM3Y0T
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/02/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 24

Geology sign on crater rim trail.

Marker Name: Building a Cinder Cone
Marker Text: You are standing on the lowest part of the crater rim. Prevailing southwest winds carried the majority of ash and cinders northeast to build the higher northeast rim. Fine brown and black airfall ash from the eruption is exposed in road cuts northeast of Lava Butte. The lava flows erupted through the south side of the cone below this point, because the cone is thinnest here. Directly below are lava gutters through which flowed the huge volume of molten rock. From the parking area at Lava Lands Visitor Center, The Trail of the Molten Land leads to the gutter from which the lava emerged.

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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