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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03312

The ropy surface of pahoehoe lava flows is the dominant lava type at Craters of the Moon.  The pahoehoe flows were typically erupted through lava tubes and tube systems.  Locally collapse of tube roofs has formed skylights and entrances to lava  tunnels that are popular among visitors to the national monument. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).

The ropy surface of pahoehoe lava flows is the dominant lava type at Craters of the Moon. The pahoehoe flows were typically erupted through lava tubes and tube systems. Locally collapse of tube roofs has formed skylights and entrances to lava tunnels that are popular among visitors to the national monument.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).


Craters of the Moon