Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06644
The colorful Painted Dunes at Cinder Cone in NE Lassen Volcanic National Park were formed when ash deposits from Cinder Cone were oxidized by a still-hot underlying lava flow. The mounded surface of the ash reflects the irregular topography of the underlying Painted Dunes lava flow. A black ash-free lava flow, also erupted from Cinder Cone at a later date during the same eruption, can be seen at the top of the photo.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).
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