John Seach, Volcano Live

 Cinder Cone - John Seach

A cinder cone is formed by explosive eruption or lava fountain. It is composed of mostly loose material.
The cone may be beautifully symmetrical with slopes of 30-40 deg, and height of several several
hundred metres. The diameter can be several km. A cinder cone is composed of material ranging
in size from 4 to 32 mm (lapilli or little stones).

Examples of Cinder Cones
Veer (Kamchatka), Balagan-tas (Mainland Asia), Datong (Mainland Asia), Barcena (Mexico),
Pinacate Peaks (Mexico), Mono Lake Field (USA).

Cinder Cone
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