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Jordan Craters

Jordan Craters
Coffeepot Crater (left center) was the source of voluminous basaltic lava flows in the Jordan Craters volcanic field of SE Oregon.
Elevation 4,833 ft (1,473 m)[1]
Location
Location Malheur County, Oregon, U.S.
Coordinates [2]
Geology
Type Volcanic field
Age of rock less than 30,000 years [3]
Last eruption 1250 BCE[1]

The flows of Jordan Craters volcanic field are the youngest of a large Quaternary basalt fields in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Oregon. The most recent flows come from Coffeepot Crater, a large breached cinder cone. These flows show excellent examples of inflated lava.[4]

Jordan Craters is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) southwest of Boise, Idaho.[3]

The craters are free and open to the public all year.

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References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Forest Service document "Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests – Crooked River National Grassland".  (archived)

  1. ^ a b "Jordan Craters".  
  2. ^ "Jordan Craters".  
  3. ^ a b Wood, Charles A.; Jurgen Kienle (1993). Volcanoes of North America.  
  4. ^ "Oregon Volcanoes - Jordan Craters Flows". Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests - Crooked River National Grassland.  


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