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Big Southern Butte
|Elevation||7,550 ft (2,300 m)|
|Prominence||2,380 ft (730 m)|
|Location||Butte County, Idaho,
|Topo map||USGS Big Southern Butte|
|Age of rock||300,000 years|
|Mountain type||Lava dome|
Big Southern Butte is the largest and youngest (300,000 years old) of three rhyolitic domes formed over a million years near the center of the Eastern Snake River Plain in the U.S. state of Idaho. In fact, it is one of the largest volcanic domes on earth. It rises approximately 2500 vertical feet (762 m) above the lava plain in southern Butte County, east of Craters of the Moon National Monument.
Big Southern Butte consists of two coalesced lava domes with a base diameter of 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) and a combined volume of approximately 8 cubic kilometres (1.9 cu mi).
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