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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03315

Silent Cone, the partially forested cinder cone in the background, was the source of lava flows primarily to the south about 6500 years ago.  The well-preserved cone of Big Craters in the foreground is one of the youngest features of Craters of the Moon. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).

Silent Cone, the partially forested cinder cone in the background, was the source of lava flows primarily to the south about 6500 years ago. The well-preserved cone of Big Craters in the foreground is one of the youngest features of Craters of the Moon.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).


Craters of the Moon