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Pinacate Volcano, Mexico

Pinacate Volcano, Mexico, Volcano photo


Pinacate Volcano, Mexico

McDougal crater on the NW side of the Pinacate volcanic field in NW Mexico is the largest maar at Pinacate.

This view from the SE looks across the 1520 x 1740 m wide crater, which is floored by playa deposits that lie 130 m below the rim.

The crater fill was derived primarily from tuff deposits that mantle the crater rim to a maximum thickness of 15 m.

The maar was erupted through flat-lying alluvial terrain of the Gran Desierto.

PHOTO SOURCE: Richard Waitt 1988, US Geological Survey, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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