Arizona-White Mountains Volcanic Area
         
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Roger Weller, geology instructor 
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wellerr@cochise.edu )

last edited:  2/21/17            14  views

 
The White Mountains located on the East-Central side of Arizona are a part of
the Springerville volcanic area.  Most of the volcanoes are small, weathered
cinder cones,  South of the greatest concentration of these cider cones are lava
flows that down from the Colorado Plateau to the Transition zone
(Mogollon rim).

    

 latitude:  34.257     longitude:  -109.306
 photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus

Map of the White Mountains volcanic area

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

   
 Sometimes there is too much information on a geology map.  The map below is the same as the
previous map, but all cultural data, topography, and streams have been been painted out. The light pink
area contains most of the volcanoes and the darker pink represents lav flows ffrom the area with
volcanoes.  The black dots represent cinder cones.

White Mountains volcanic area, simplified  (150 volcanoes)

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

view from Google Earth with cinder cones identified by circles

 latitude:  34.091     longitude:  -109.610
 photo credits:  Google Earth, Landsat/Copernicus
 

closer, oblique view using Google Earth to identify cinder cones

 latitude:  34.092     longitude:  -109.573
 photo credits:  Google Earth



Photo Collections
  
 Examples of Cinder Cones  (8 views)
     Cinder Mining
  (1 view)

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