Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07674
A roadcut through the eastern rim of the Cerro Xalapasco tuff cone exposes pyroclastic-surge deposits. The road provides access to a quarry where perlite (hydrated obsidian) is mined. Cofre de Perote volcano rises on the distant horizon across the Serdán-Oriental basin.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1998 (Smithsonian Institution).
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