Red Hill volcanic field

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Red Hill volcanic field
Location Catron County, New Mexico,
United States
Mountain type Volcanic field
Volcanic arc/belt Basin and Range Province

Red Hill volcanic field, also known as Quemado volcanic field, is a monogenetic volcanic field located in the vicinity of the ghost town of Red Hill in Catron County New Mexico. Also known as the Quemado volcanic field, Red Hill is 24 kilometers (15 mi) east of the larger Springerville volcanic field and immediately south of the Zuni Salt Lake field. The area is made up of scoria cone and silicic dome fields.[1][2][3] The last eruption was 23 ka BP.[4]

Notable vents[edit]

Name Elevation Coordinates Last eruption
Aden Crater[3] - - -
Red Hill cone[3] - 34°17′36″N 108°53′31″W / 34.293247°N 108.892021°W / 34.293247; -108.892021 (Red Hill cone) -
Red Hill maar[3] - 34°13′18″N 108°49′19″W / 34.221739°N 108.821983°W / 34.221739; -108.821983 (Red Hill maar) -
Zuni Salt Lake (maar)[3] 1,897 m or 6,224 ft[5] 34°27′00″N 108°46′04″W / 34.450000°N 108.767738°W / 34.450000; -108.767738 (Zuni Salt Lake) -

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Volcanoes of New Mexico". New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  2. ^ Crumpler, L. S., and Lucas, S. G., (2001). "Volcanoes of New Mexico: An Abbreviated Guide For Non-Specialists" (PDF). Volcanology in New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 18: 5–15. Retrieved 2010-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Wood, Charles A.; Kienle, Jűrgen, eds. (1990). Volcanoes of North America:United States and Canada. Cambridge University Press. pp. 306–313. ISBN 0-521-43811-X. 
  4. ^ (nd) Red Hill Volcanic Field. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
  5. ^ "Zuni Salt Lake". cLocations. Retrieved 2007-07-24. 

Coordinates: 34°15′N 108°50′W / 34.25°N 108.83°W / 34.25; -108.83 (Red Hill volcanic field)