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Holocene scoria cone and lava flows at Sunset Crater, northern Arizona

By
Richard F. Helm
Richard F. Helm
Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University
,
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
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Richard B. Moore
Richard B. Moore
U.S. Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
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Hawaii 96718
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Published:
January 01, 1987

Abstract

Sunset Crater, about 15 mi (25 km) north of Flagstaff, Arizona (Fig. 1), is in the eastern part of the San Francisco volcanic field, on the southern margin of the Colorado Plateau. Access to the Sunset Crater National Monument is by Forest Road 545, an all-weather road off of U.S. 89. Included within the boundaries of the monument are the scoria cone of Sunset Crater and most of one of its associated lava flows, the Bonito flow. Another lava flow associated with Sunset Crater, the Kana-a flow, occurs in the Coconino National Forest east of the monument. Hiking is prohibited on Sunset Crater scoria cone, and collection of specimens is not permitted within the boundaries of the national monument.

Topographic maps published by the U.S. Geological Survey that cover the monument and surrounding area are the Sunset Crater East, Sunset Crater West, O’Leary Peak, and Strawberry Crater quadrangles of the 7%-minute series. The geology of the area is shown by Moore and Wolfe (1976).

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DNAG, Centennial Field Guides

Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America

Stanley S. Beus
Stanley S. Beus
Department of Geology Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
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Geological Society of America
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
9780813754086
Publication date:
January 01, 1987

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