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Markagunt Plateau

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  • United States
  • Canada and Western USA
  • Volcanic field
  • 1050 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.58°N
  • 112.67°W

  • 2840 m
    9318 ft

  • 327040
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1050 (in or before) Unknown Confirmed   Unknown Panguitch Lake
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Markagunt Plateau.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Markagunt Plateau.

Photo Gallery

Blocky lava flows from near Miller Knoll reach nearly to Panguitch Lake in the distance to the NE. Lava flows from the same vent traveled down Black Rock Valley to the SE. This extensive lava field is one of the youngest of the Markagunt Plateau volcanic field.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1996 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
Blocky unvegetated lava flows known as the Black Rock Desert extend from near Miller Knoll to the SE. These flows, which also extend NE to near Panguitch Lake, are among the youngest features of the Markagunt Plateau volcanic field. This is one of several young volcanic fields in SW Utah.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1996 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
The thick blocky lava flow in the background near Panguitch Lake is the northern lobe of a voluminous flow that originated near Miller Knoll. This flow is only one of several very youthful flows scattered over the Markagunt Plateau volcanic field of SW Utah.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1996 (Smithsonian Institution)
See title for photo information.
A group of basaltic cinder cones and lava vents on the Markagunt Plateau east of Cedar Breaks National Monument has produced youthful, sparsely vegetated lava flows. Several lines of NE-SW-trending cinder cones are present within the volcanic field, with the youngest flows occurring near Panguitch Lake on the north and Navajo Lake on the south. Navajo Lake (upper right) formed when a thick, blocky flow from a nearby vent dammed Duck Creek. The oldest trees on the youngest flows are about 900 years old.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1996 (Smithsonian Institution)
See title for photo information.
This unnamed cinder cone in the Sage Valley SE of Cedar Breaks National Monument was the source of one of the youngest lava flows in the Markagunt Plateau volcanic field in SW Utah. Extensive blocky lava flows cover broad areas near Navajo and Panguitch lakes.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1996 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Potential Hazards from Future Volc Eruptions in CA
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1989
Series: B
Map Type: Geology (Volcanic Hazard)
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of Potential Hazards from Future Volc Eruptions in CA
Title: United States, Mexico
Publisher: DMA Aerospace Center
Country: United States, Mexico
Year: 1988
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of United States, Mexico
Title: W US /Map of Dist, Comp, Age-Late CZ Volc Centers
Publisher: US Geological Survey
Country: United States
Year: 1984
Series: MI
Map Type: Geology (Volcano)
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of W US /Map of Dist, Comp, Age-Late CZ Volc Centers
Title: Geothermal Energy Resources of the Western United States
Publisher: ERDA and USGS
Country: United States
Year: 1977
Map Type: Cultural (Geothermal Resources)
Scale: 1:1,250,000
Map of Geothermal Energy Resources of the Western United States
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Markagunt Plateau in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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