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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03288

The Obsidian Flow, a lava flow with a hackly surface showing prominent flow banding, was erupted at the northern end of a chain of lava domes and flows during a dike-fed eruption about 600 years ago at Inyo Craters.  The Obsidian Flow was the largest of four flows and domes emplaced during this eruption. Photo by Larry Mastin, 1992 (U.S. Geological Survey).

The Obsidian Flow, a lava flow with a hackly surface showing prominent flow banding, was erupted at the northern end of a chain of lava domes and flows during a dike-fed eruption about 600 years ago at Inyo Craters. The Obsidian Flow was the largest of four flows and domes emplaced during this eruption.

Photo by Larry Mastin, 1992 (U.S. Geological Survey).


Mono-Inyo Craters