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Jordan Craters

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  • United States
  • Canada and Western USA
  • Volcanic field
  • 1250 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.147°N
  • 117.46°W

  • 1473 m
    4833 ft

  • 322190
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1250 BCE (after) Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Coffeepot Crater
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Jordan Craters.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Jordan Craters.

Photo Gallery

Coffeepot Crater (left center) was the source of voluminous basaltic lava flows in the Jordan Craters volcanic field of SE Oregon. The roughly 200-m-wide crater lies at the NW end of the 1.6 cu km lava field, which covers a roughly rectangular area about 8 km wide. A WSW-ENE-trending line of spatter cones in the right foreground extends towards the crater. The vent of the isolated lava field is reached by a 42-km-long gravel road. The roughly 3200-year-old lava field forms one of Oregon's youngest lava flows.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Canada, United States
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Canada, United States
Title: W US /Map of Dist, Comp, Age-Late CZ Volc Centers
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: MI
Map Type: Geology (Volcano)
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of W US /Map of Dist, Comp, Age-Late CZ Volc Centers
Title: Dist, Thickness, Mass of Tephra from Volcanoes
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1983
Series: MFS
Map Type: Geology (Volcanic Hazard)
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Dist, Thickness, Mass of Tephra from Volcanoes
Title: 1:ID MT SD WY-Map of Dist/Comp/Age CZ Volc Center
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1983
Series: MI
Map Type: Geology (Volcano)
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of 1:ID MT SD WY-Map of Dist/Comp/Age CZ Volc Center
Title: 2:ID MT SD WY-Map of Dist/Comp/Age CZ Volc Center
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1983
Series: MI
Map Type: Geology (Volcano)
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of 2:ID MT SD WY-Map of Dist/Comp/Age CZ Volc Center
Title: Map Showing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Centers in Idaho, Western Montana, West-Central South Dakota, and NW WY
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: US
Year: 1983
Series: Misc Investigations
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Map Showing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Centers in Idaho, Western Montana, West-Central South Dakota, and NW WY
Title: Map Showing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Centers in Idaho, Western Montana, West-Central South Dakota, and NW WY
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: US
Year: 1983
Series: Misc Investigations
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Map Showing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Centers in Idaho, Western Montana, West-Central South Dakota, and NW WY
Title: Map SHowing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Centers in Oregon and Washington
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1982
Series: Misc Investigations
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Map SHowing Distribution, Composition, and Age of Late Cenozoic Volcanic Centers in Oregon and Washington
Title: Geothermal Energy Resources of the Western United States
Publisher: ERDA and USGS
Country: United States
Year: 1977
Map Type: Cultural (Geothermal Resources)
Scale: 1:1,250,000
Map of Geothermal Energy Resources of the Western United States
Title: Boise
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1976
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Boise
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Jordan Craters in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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