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Pinacate Volcano, Mexico

Pinacate Volcano, Mexico, Volcano photo


Pinacate Volcano, Mexico

Cerro Colorado tuff cone is one of the most prominent features of the Pinacate volcanic field.

This aerial oblique view from the NW shows the 1-km-wide crater with its high point on the south rim.

Tuff beds at Cerro Colorado dip inward up to 20-25 degrees at the south rim, much more steeply than at the low-rimmed Crater Elegante.

Cerro Colorado's crater was formed during several episodes of phreatomagmatic eruptions from multiple vents, during which portions of the tuff cone slumped into the crater.

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


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