Jordan Craters

Photo of this volcano
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 43.147°N
  • 117.46°W

  • 1473 m
    4831 ft

  • 322190
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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
1250 BCE (after) Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Coffeepot Crater

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


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).
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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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