Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08139
Volcán la Mina is the scoria cone near the center-left margin of the photo with the lava flow emplaced through the collapsed NE crater rim. It formed about 17,170 years ago within the Michoacan-Guanajuato volcanic field, around 90 km ENE of Parícutin. The SW cone containing a crater that also opens to the NE is Volcán el Melón (lower left), which was the source of a lava flow that traveled east to the present-day outskirts of the village of Capula.
Aerial photo by Comisión de Estudios del Territorio Nacional (CETENAL).
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Galleries: Scoria Cones
Keywords: lava flow | scoria cone | crater | volcanic field