Near Capulin in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Building a Cinder Cone
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. Touch 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 7 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 Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Capulin Volcano National Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sarah "Sally" J. Rooke / New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative (approx. 5.3 miles away); Sierra Grande (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Capulin.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.