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Uinkaret Field

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  • United States
  • Canada and Western USA
  • Volcanic field
  • 1100 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 36.38°N
  • 113.13°W

  • 1555 m
    5102 ft

  • 329010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Uinkaret Field.

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Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1100 ± 75 years Unknown Confirmed 1 Anthropology Little Springs
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Uinkaret Field.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Uinkaret Field.

Photo Gallery

The small dark-colored pyroclastic cone on the right side of the Grand Canyon at the upper left is Vulcan's Throne, part of the Uinkaret volcanic field, which lies on the north rim of the canyon. Lava flows that originated from the cone can be seen cascading into the Grand Canyon. These flows formed temporary lava dams in the canyon up to 200 m high. Light-colored rocks of the Kaibab Limestone form the steep cliffs bounding the mesa at the right.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2000 (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: Potential Hazards from Future Volc Eruptions in CA
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1989
Series: B
Map Type: Geology (Volcanic Hazard)
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Potential Hazards from Future Volc Eruptions in CA
Title: United States, Mexico
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States, Mexico
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of United States, Mexico
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: 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: Arizona (Satellite Image)
Publisher: USGS w/ NASA ERTS-1
Country: United States
Year: 1973
Map Type: Satellite
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Arizona (Satellite Image)
Title: Grand Canyon
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1970
Series: V502
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:250,000
Map of Grand Canyon
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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