Springerville volcanic field

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Springerville volcanic field
Highest point
Coordinates 34°15′N 109°34′W / 34.250°N 109.567°W / 34.250; -109.567Coordinates: 34°15′N 109°34′W / 34.250°N 109.567°W / 34.250; -109.567[1]
Location Arizona, United States
Age of rock 2.1 - 0.3 million years[2]
Mountain type Volcanic field[1]
Volcanic arc/belt Basin and Range Province

Springerville volcanic field is a monogenetic volcanic field located in east-central Arizona between Springerville and Show Low. The field consists of 405 discrete vents[3] covering approximately 3,000 square kilometers (1,200 sq mi)[2] and is the third-largest such field in the continental United States,[4] only the San Francisco volcanic field and Medicine Lake volcanic field are larger.[5]

Notable vents[edit]

Name Elevation Coordinates Last eruption
Cerro Hueco[1] - - -
Twin Knolls[1] - - -
Wolf Mountain[1] - - -

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Wood, Charles A.; Jűrgen Kienle (1993). Volcanoes of North America (6.4). Cambridge University Press. pp. 284–286. ISBN 0-521-43811-X. 
  2. ^ a b Condit, C. D.; C. B. Connor (October 1996). "Recurrence rates of volcanism in basaltic volcanic fields; an example from the Springerville volcanic field, Arizona". GSA Bulletin. Geological Society of America. 108 (10): 1225–1241. doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1996)108<1225:RROVIB>2.3.CO;2. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  3. ^ Connor, C.B.; C. D. Condit, L. S. Crumpler, and J. C. Aubele (1992). "Evidence of Regional Structural Controls on Vent Distribution: Springerville Volcanic Field, Arizona" (PDF). Journal of Geophysical Research. American Geophysical Union. 97(B9) (12): 12, 349–12,359. doi:10.1029/92jb00929. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  4. ^ Gattuso, John; Brian Bell (March 2002). Insight Guide Arizona & the Grand Canyon. APA Publications. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-58573-169-5. 
  5. ^ Samson, Karl (October 2004). Frommer's Arizona 2005. John Wiley & Sons. p. 314. ISBN 978-0-7645-7894-6.