Three Buttes

Three Buttes (HM1YJZ)

Location: Blackfoot, ID 83221 Bingham County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 31.698', W 112° 42.836'

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Three Buttes

Rising above this level plain of lava flows and windblown soils these high landmarks are recent additions to Idaho's landscape.
East Butte (farthest east) flowed up and cooled quickly about 600,000 years ago, while Big Southern Butte (south of here) emerged about 300,000 years ago. Although East Butte and Middle Butte have a similar appearance, they were formed in differetn ways. A dome of melted rock called rhyolite that rose up through a volcanic fissure became East Butte. Middle Butte, however, is a block of hard lava (basalt) pushed up by volcanic activity from below.
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HM NumberHM1YJZ
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Placed ByIdaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department
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Date Added Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 361501 N 4820911
Decimal Degrees43.52830000, -112.71393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 31.698', W 112° 42.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 31' 41.88" N, 112° 42' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Twin Buttes Rd, Blackfoot ID 83221, US
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