Arizona-San Bernardino Volcanic Field
         
                  Geology Exploration Using Google Earth
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Geology Exploration Using Google Earth
Roger Weller, geology instructor 
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wellerr@cochise.edu )

last edited:  2/14/17            19  views

     Cochise County sits in the Southeast corner of Arizona adjacent to New Mexico and Sonora, Mexico. 
The San Bernardino Valley with its volcanic field is located in the southeast corner of Cochise County. 
The San Bernardino volcanic field actually extends a short distance into Mexico.  Within the volcanic field
there are dozens of eroded cinder cones, two maars, and obvious lava flows.  Due to the rapid manner in
which basalt chemically weathers in this semi-humid environment there is plenty of rust-colored volcanic
rocks.  The youngest of the volcanoes is about 300,000 years old.  Some of the oldest features in the volcanic
field date back about 5 million years.


 
latitude:  31.495     longitude:  -109.205
 photo credits:  Google Earth, Digital Globe, INEGI
 

Photo Collections
    
 Overview of the volcanic field  (5 views)
     Cinder Cones  (5 views)
     Maars  (4 views)
     Lava Flows  (2 views)
     Cinder Mining  (2 views)

Additional Online Sources of Information
    
The Adventure to the San Bernardino Valley, Cochise County, Arizona by Mollie Hobbs
         Geology of Southeast Arizona- The San Bernardino Volcanic Field by Roger Weller

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