Potrillo Volcanic Field

Location: 31° 45' to 32° 15' N, 106° 47' to 107° 21' W, Bernalillo County
Type: Scoria cones, shield volcano, and maars
Age: 1 Ma to ~.05 Ma

Youthful volcanic field in Basin and Range setting; numerous maars.




General Geology:

Field of basalt cones, shield volcano, and maars.


Potrillo Volcanic Field (western portion; from 20,000')

Photo Taken by Dr. Larry Crumpler



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All text and photo credit due to Dr. Larry Crumpler, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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