Arizona-Grand Canyon Lava Flows
         
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Roger Weller, geology instructor 
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wellerr@cochise.edu )

last edited:  2/23/17             8 views

     Basaltic lava flows from the Uinkaret volcanic field entered into the Grand Canyon somewhere
between 725,000 and 100,000 years ago.

overview of the Grand Canyon

 
latitude:  36.041     longitude:  -112.789
 photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus

overview of the Uinkaret volcanic field

 latitude:  36.310     longitude:  -113.064
 photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus
 

map of the Uinkaret volcanic field adjacent to the Grand Canyon

from the Geologic Map of Arizona, 1969, 1:500,000
 

the same map but with culture, topography, and streams removed to better see the geology




 lava flows entering into the Grand Canyon

 latitude:  36.205     longitude:  -113.144
 photo credits:  Google Earth

closer view of the lava flows

 latitude:  36.183     longitude:  -113.120
 photo credits:  Google Earth

inside the Grand Canyon

 latitude:  36.180     longitude:  -113.120
 photo credits:  Google Earth

pathway of lava flow into the Grand Canyon

 latitude:  36.187     longitude:  -113.128
 photo credits:  Google Earth
 

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