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Near Capulin in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Building a Cinder Cone

 
 
Building a Cinder Cone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
1. Building a Cinder Cone Marker
Inscription. Cinder cones experience a single eruptive period, and then die. Several explosive eruptions created Capulin Volcano, during a period as short as one year or as long as nine or more years. Today Capulin Volcano is extinct.

Volcanic ash, cinders, and rocks, blown thousand of feet into the air, blanketed the landscape as they cooled and fell. Layers of dust-like ash, small rocks called cinders, and larger chunks called volcanic bombs piled up around the vent to build the cone.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 46.951′ N, 103° 58.328′ W. Marker is near Capulin, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on Volcano Road 2.6 miles south of State Road 325, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 Volcano Road, Capulin NM 88414, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grasslands Meet Mountains (a few steps from this marker); The Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field (a few steps from this marker); Making A Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Capulin Volcano National Monument
Photos from Cone marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
2. Photos from Cone marker.
(approx. half a mile away); Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sierra Grande (approx. 6.7 miles away); a different marker also named Sierra Grande (approx. 12.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Capulin.
 
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Capulin Volcano cone. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
3. Capulin Volcano cone.
Capulin Volcano image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
4. Capulin Volcano
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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