Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 39.661°N
  • 107.035°W

  • 2230 m
    7314 ft

  • 328010
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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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
2200 BCE ± 300 years Unknown Confirmed 2 Radiocarbon (uncorrected)

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Photo Gallery

During the mid-Holocene a maar was formed in central Colorado near the junction of the Colorado and Eagle Rivers west of the Gore Range. The quarry in the foreground is cut into basaltic tephra deposits on the rim of the maar. The 700 m wide maar is 400 m deep and cuts a ridge of evaporites and reddish oxidized sandstones of Pennsylvanian age, which can be seen on the far crater wall. The maar was erupted about 4150 radiocarbon years ago and is the youngest volcanic feature of Colorado. The Eagle River lies to the south in the valley beyond the crater.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 1 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 117125 Basalt

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