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The Cinders
1981 air photo. Image is about 10.5 km wide.
Highest point
Elevation 4,940 ft (1,510 m)
Country United States
State Utah
Region Black Rock Desert volcanic field
District Millard County
The Cinders lava flow Utah 2020
The Cinders in 2020

The Cinders is a lava field including a volcanic hill named Ice Springs craters in the west-central portion of Utah, United States. It is also known as the Ice Springs Volcanic Field.


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Sample of the basalt of Ice Springs craters
Plate 35 Map of a Volcanic District near Fillmore, Utah
Gilbert and Russell's 1890 Map of the Volcanic District

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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The Cinders, looking southwest towards the central cone
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