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Carrizozo Volcanic Field
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Highest point
Elevation 1,565 to 1,730 m (5,135 to 5,676 ft)
Geography
Location Lincoln County, New Mexico,
United States
Geology
Mountain type volcanic field
Volcanic arc/belt Rio Grande Rift
Last eruption 3250 BCE ± 500 years

Carrizozo volcanic field is a monogenetic volcanic field located in New Mexico, US. The volcanic field consists of two lava flows, the Broken Back flow and the Carrizozo lava flow, the second youngest in New Mexico. Both lava flows originated from groups of cinder cones. The Broken Back flow is approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) long and the Carrizozo, one of the largest in the world, is 68 kilometres (42 mi) long, covering 328 square kilometres (127 sq mi) with a volume of 4.2 cubic kilometres (1.0 cu mi).

Notable vents

Name Elevation Coordinates Last eruption
Broken Back Crater - 33°49′56″N 106°04′01″W / 33.83219°N 106.06695°W / 33.83219; -106.06695 (Broken Back Crater) -
Little Black Peak - 33°49′24″N 106°03′41″W / 33.82330°N 106.06137°W / 33.82330; -106.06137 (Little Black Peak) -
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