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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06746

A series of basaltic cinder cones and related lava flows at the southern end of the Coso volcanic field form some of the youngest volcanic products at Coso.  The cones and flows are concentrated along the south edge of a NE-trending horst that is capped by rhyolitic lava domes and flows.  Many of the flows, such as the one left of center, are intracanyon flows that traveled down existing drainages. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

A series of basaltic cinder cones and related lava flows at the southern end of the Coso volcanic field form some of the youngest volcanic products at Coso. The cones and flows are concentrated along the south edge of a NE-trending horst that is capped by rhyolitic lava domes and flows. Many of the flows, such as the one left of center, are intracanyon flows that traveled down existing drainages.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).


Coso Volcanic Field