Boot Heel volcanic field
|Boot Heel volcanic field|
|Elevation||2,300 m (7,500 ft)|
|Location||Mexico–United States border|
|Age of rock||3.2 to 0.3 million years|
The Boot Heel volcanic field is located in the Bootheel region of southwest New Mexico, adjacent areas of southeastern Arizona, and northwest Mexico. The field covers an area of more than 24,000 km2. The field includes nine volcanic calderas ranging in age from 26.9 to 35.3 Ma. Extrusive products include rhyolitic ignimbrites along with basalt, andesite, and rhyolite lava flows. The major ash flow tuff sheets produced, range in volume from 35 to 650 km3.
Geronimo volcanic field
The calderas of the Boot Heel field include:
- Pyramid Mountains
- Muir caldera 35.3 Ma
- Peloncillo Mountains
- Steins caldera 34.4 Ma
- Animas Mountains
- Juniper caldera 33.5 Ma
- Animas Peak caldera 33.5 Ma
- Tullous caldera 35.1 Ma
- Chiricahua Mountains
- Geronimo Trail caldera 32.7 Ma
- Clanton Draw caldera 27.4 Ma
- Portal caldera 27.6 Ma
- Turkey Creek caldera 26.9 Ma
- List of volcanoes in the United States
- Chiricahua National Monument
- Peloncillo Mountains (Hidalgo County)
- Peloncillo Mountains (Cochise County)
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