Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08139
Volcán la Mina, the cinder cone near the center-left margin of the photo, was radiocarbon dated at about 17,170 years ago. It is located about 90 km NE of Parícutin. The breached cone fed a large lava flow to the NE. Another breached cone, Volcan el Melón (lower left), was the source of a lava flow that traveled east to the present-day outskirts of the village of Capalu and appears to be younger than Volcán la Mina.
Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL).