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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05943

The renowned Parícutin scoria cone, which grew from a Mexican cornfield beginning in 1943, is one of the roughly 1,000 cones that form the massive Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field in central Mexico. White mineral deposits formed across the top of Nuevo Juatita in the foreground, a NE-flank vent that was the main source of lava flows during the last five years of the 1943-1952 eruption. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

The renowned Parícutin scoria cone, which grew from a Mexican cornfield beginning in 1943, is one of the roughly 1,000 cones that form the massive Michoacán-Guanajuato volcanic field in central Mexico. White mineral deposits formed across the top of Nuevo Juatita in the foreground, a NE-flank vent that was the main source of lava flows during the last five years of the 1943-1952 eruption.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

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Keywords: scoria cone | crater | volcanic field | mineral deposits | vent | lava flow


Michoacán-Guanajuato