Coffeepot Crater (left center) was the source of voluminous basaltic lava flows in the Jordan Craters volcanic field of SE Oregon.
|Elevation||4,833 ft (1,473 m)|
|Location||Malheur County, Oregon, U.S.|
|Age of rock||less than 30,000 years |
|Last eruption||1250 BCE|
Portions of this article include public domain text from the USFS Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests - Crooked River National Grassland.
The flows of Jordan Craters volcanic field are the youngest of a large Quaternary basalt fields in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Oregon. The most recent flows come from Coffeepot Crater, a large breached cinder cone. These flows show excellent examples of inflated lava.
The craters are free and open to the public all year.
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