Big Cave

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Big Cave
Highest point
Elevation 4,131 ft (1,259 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°57′18″N 121°21′54″W / 40.955°N 121.365°W / 40.955; -121.365Coordinates: 40°57′18″N 121°21′54″W / 40.955°N 121.365°W / 40.955; -121.365[1]
Location Shasta County, California,
United States
Parent range Cascade Range
Age of rock Holocene?[1]
Mountain type Shield volcano[1]
Volcanic arc Cascade Volcanic Arc

Big Cave is a small basaltic shield volcano located in northern California. It has young pyroclastic cones on its northern flank and on its summit.

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  1. ^ a b c d "California Volcanoes and Volcanics". Cascades Volcano Observatory. United States Geological Survey. 2002-09-20. Archived from the original on 8 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13.