Beds of Lava

Beds of Lava (HM16ZB)

Location: Tulelake, CA 96134 Siskiyou County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 46.89', W 121° 34.014'

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Imagine watching hot lava flowing toward you at this spot over twelve thousand years ago. Like treads rolling on a tank, the clinker, cooling front of the flow fell off and was run over by the hot molten core. The Devils Homestead flow, which erupted from Fleener Chimneys more that a mile south of here, provides an excellent example of rough a'a lava. More fluid pahoehoe lava leaves behind a smooth, ropy surface. The wide variety of eruptions here at Lava Beds and the abundant features left behind make this area an exceptional place to explore volcano geology.
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HM NumberHM16ZB
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:53pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 619092 N 4626509
Decimal Degrees41.78150000, -121.56690000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 46.89', W 121° 34.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 46' 53.40" N, 121° 34' 0.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35-99 Hill Rd, Tulelake CA 96134, US
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