The Cinders facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThe Cinders
1981 air photo. Image is about 10.5 km wide.
|Elevation||4,940 ft (1,510 m)|
|Region||Black Rock Desert volcanic field|
The Cinders are part of the Black Rock Desert volcanic field. The lava of The Cinders is basalt of late Holocene age. The basalt erupted from the vent at the Ice Springs craters less than 700 years ago (as of 2020). It is the youngest basalt flow in Utah.
To the south is a somewhat older lava flow surrounding Tabernacle Hill.
The basalt of the Cinders and Tabernacle hill was first mapped by geologists Grove Karl Gilbert and Israel Russell in 1890 (see map below).
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