Zuni-Bandera volcanic field

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Zuni-Bandera Volcanic Field
Zuni-Bandera LeeSiebert 033087.jpg
Bandera Crater in the center is part of the Zuni-Bandera lava field.
Elevation 8,366 ft (2,550 m)[1]
Location
Location Cibola County, New Mexico, US
Coordinates 34°48′00″N 108°00′00″W / 34.80000°N 108.00000°W / 34.80000; -108.00000[1]
Geology
Type Volcanic field[1]
Age of rock 3.8 million years
Last eruption 1170 BCE ± 300 years[1]

Zuni-Bandera volcanic field (also known as Bandera lava field, Grants Malpais and Malpais volcanic field) is a volcanic field located in the state of New Mexico, United States.[1]

The volcanic field has been considered for geothermal exploitation.[2]

It is on the Trails of the Ancients Byway, one of the designated New Mexico Scenic Byways.[3]

Notable Vents[edit]

Name Elevation Coordinates Last eruption
Cerro Bandera[4][5] 2,552 metres (8,373 ft) 35°00′N 108°06′W / 35.0°N 108.1°W / 35.0; -108.1 (Cerro Bandera) -
Bandera Crater[4][5] 2,533 metres (8,310 ft) 35°00′N 108°05′W / 35.0°N 108.08°W / 35.0; -108.08 (Bandera Crater) 9,500-10,900 years ago[6]
El Calderon[4][7] 2,320 metres (7,612 ft) 34°58′N 108°01′W / 34.97°N 108.02°W / 34.97; -108.02 (El Calderon) -
Cerro Colorado[4] - - -
Cerro Encierro[4] 2,298 metres (7,539 ft) 34°53′N 108°03′W / 34.88°N 108.05°W / 34.88; -108.05 (Cerro Encierro) -
Hoyo De Cibola[4] 2,380 metres (7,808 ft) 34°53′N 108°07′W / 34.88°N 108.12°W / 34.88; -108.12 (Hoyo De Cibola) -
Cerro Hueco (Deer Mountain)[4] 2,441 metres (8,009 ft) - -
Laguna[4] - - -
Lost Woman[4] 2,459 metres (8,068 ft) 34°58′N 108°05′W / 34.97°N 108.08°W / 34.97; -108.08 (Lost Woman) -
McCarty's Flow[5][8] 2,244 metres (7,362 ft) 35°00′N 107°48′W / 35.0°N 107.8°W / 35.0; -107.8 (McCartys Flow) 2,500-3,900 years ago[6]
Paxton Springs[4][5] 2,490 metres (8,169 ft) 35°04′N 108°04′W / 35.07°N 108.07°W / 35.07; -108.07 (Paxton Springs) -
Cerro Rendija[4][5] 2,494 metres (8,182 ft) 34°57′N 108°08′W / 34.95°N 108.13°W / 34.95; -108.13 (Cerro Rendija) -
La Tetra (Cerro Tetra)[4] 2,458 metres (8,064 ft) 34°59′N 108°03′W / 34.98°N 108.05°W / 34.98; -108.05 (La Tetra) -
El Tintero[5] 2,201 metres (7,221 ft) - -
Twin Craters[4] 2,423 metres (7,949 ft) 34°59′N 108°04′W / 34.98°N 108.07°W / 34.98; -108.07 (Twin Craters) 15,800-17,800 years ago[6]

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