Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02782
A large lava flow forms Burroughs Mountain on the NE flank of Mount Rainier. The 3.4 km3 flow is up to 350 m thick and is 11 km in length. The flow erupted about 500,000 years ago at the onset of an initial growth period of modern Mount Rainier and overlies block-and-ash flow deposits. The flow is perched on a ridge top and has ice-contact features, indicative of its emplacement against the margins of a thick Pleistocene glacier.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).
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