West Eifel Volcanic Field

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  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 50.17°N
  • 6.85°E

  • 600 m
    1968 ft

  • 210010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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Eruptive History


Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).


Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
8300 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Strohn, Pulvermaar
8740 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (corrected) Ulmener Maar

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Photo Gallery


The lake-filled Weinfelder maar is one of about 80 maars of the West Eifel volcanic field in Germany, west of the Rhine River. The roughly 500-m-wide crater was formed during the late Pleistocene by explosions through nonvolcanic bedrock. About 230 eruptions during the past 730,000 years formed a 600 sq km area of maars, scoria cones, and small stratovolcanoes.

Photo by Richard Waitt, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.
The Mehrener maar is one of about 80 maars of the West Eifel volcanic field. The village of Mehrener is located on the shore of a lake partially filling the crater, whose rim lies behind the village. Maars, scoria cones, and small stratovolcanoes cover an area of 600 sq km west of the Rhine River. Most originated during eruptions between about 730,000 and 10,000 years ago.

Photo by Richard Waitt, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


The following 370 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections. Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description
NMNH 111123-280 Leucitophyre
NMNH 111123-422 Nephelinite
NMNH 111123-424 Nephelinite
NMNH 111123-445 Volcanic conglomerate
NMNH 111531 Spinel clinopyroxenite
NMNH 111532 Spinel clinopyroxenite
NMNH 111533 Hornblende clinopyroxenite
NMNH 111534 Olivine-titanaugite basanite
NMNH 111535 Basalt
NMNH 112000 Olivine-basalt
NMNH 112001 Hornblende basanite
NMNH 112002 Alkali trachyte
NMNH 112003 Trachyte
NMNH 112004 Mugearite
NMNH 112005 Leucotrachyte
NMNH 114853-1 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-10 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-11 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-12 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-2 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-3 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-4 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-5 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-6 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-7 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-8 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114853-9 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114854-1 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114854-2 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114854-4 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-1 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-10 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-100 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-101 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-102 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-103 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-104 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-105 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-106 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-107 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-108 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-109 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-11 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-110 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-111 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-112 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-113 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-114 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-119 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-12 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-120 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-121 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-122 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-123 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-124 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-125 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-127 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-128 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-129 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-13 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-130 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-14 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-15 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-16 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-17 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-18 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-19 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-2 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-20 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-23 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-24 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-25 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-26 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-27 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-29 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-3 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-30 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-31 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-32 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-33 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-34 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-35 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-36 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-37 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-38 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-39 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-4 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-40 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-41 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-42 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-43 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-44 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-45 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-46 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-47 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-48 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-49 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-5 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-50 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-51 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-52 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-53 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-54 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-55 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-56 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-57 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-58 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-59 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-6 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-60 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-61 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-62 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-63 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-64 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-65 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-66 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-67 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-68 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-69 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-7 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-70 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-77 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-78 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-79 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-8 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-85 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-86 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-87 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-9 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-90 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-91 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-92 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-93 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-94 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-95 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-96 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-97 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-98 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114855-99 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-1 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-10 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-100 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-101 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-102 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-103 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-104 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-106 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-107 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-108 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-109 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-110 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-111 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-112 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-113 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-114 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-115 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-116 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-117 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-118 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-119 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-12 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-120 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-121 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-15 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-16 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-17 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-18 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-19 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-2 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-20 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-21 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-22 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-23 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-24 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-25 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-26 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-27 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-28 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-29 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-3 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-30 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-31 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-32 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-33 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-34 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-35 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-36 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-37 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-38 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-39 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-4 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-40 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-41 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-42 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-43 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-45 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-46 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-47 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-48 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-49 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-5 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-50 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-51 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-52 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-53 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-55 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-56 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-57 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-59 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-6 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-60 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-61 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-62 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-63 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-64 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-65 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-67 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-68 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-69 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-7 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-70 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-71 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-72 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-73 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-74 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-75 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-76 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-77 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-78 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-79 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-8 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-81 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-82 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-83 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-84 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-85 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-86 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-87 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-88 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-89 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-9 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-90 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-91 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-92 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-93 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-94 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-95 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-96 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-97 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-98 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114856-99 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-1 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-10 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-100 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-101 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-103 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-104 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-105 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-106 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-107 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-108 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-109 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-11 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-110 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-111 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-13 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-14 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-15 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-16 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-17 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-18 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-19 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-2 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-20 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-21 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-25 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-26 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-27 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-28 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-29 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-31 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-32 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-33 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-34 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-35 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-36 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-37 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-38 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-39 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-4 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-40 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-41 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-42 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-43 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-44 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-45 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-46 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-47 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-48 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-5 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-50 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-51 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-52 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-53 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-54 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-55 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-56 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-57 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-58 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-59 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-6 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-60 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-62 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-63 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-64 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-65 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-66 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-67 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-68 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-69 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-7 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-70 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-71 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-72 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-73 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-74 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-75 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-76 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-77 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-78 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-79 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-8 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-81 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-82 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-83 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-84 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-86 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-87 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-88 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-89 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-9 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-90 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-91 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-92 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-93 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-94 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-95 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-96 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-97 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-98 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 114872-99 Ultramafic nodule
NMNH 38755 Bomb
NMNH 75679 Bomb
NMNH 75679 Bomb
NMNH 99324 Trachyte
NMNH 99325 Basalt
NMNH 99326 Trachyte
NMNH 99330 Basalt
NMNH 99331 Basalt
NMNH 99332 Basalt
NMNH 99333 Trachyte
NMNH 99335 Basalt
NMNH 99339 Phonolite
NMNH 99340 Nepheline basalt
NMNH 99341 Nepheline basalt
NMNH 99342 Nepheline basalt
NMNH 99343 Leucite basalt
NMNH 99344 Leucite basalt
NMNH 99350 Basalt
NMNH 99351 Basalt

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