spatter cone


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spatter cone

[′spad·ər ‚kōn]
(geology)
A low, steep-sided cone of small pyroclastic fragments built up on a fissure or vent. Also known as agglutinate cone; volcanello.
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Donning a silver-colored, heat-resistant suit, Sims quickly scaled the steep spatter cone, making his way to the freshly deposited lava rocks along the lake's edge that had been molten just 30 minutes earlier.
There is a breach on the west side of the crater where basaltic lava poured out over a vast area of 24 square miles, which contains lava lakes, collapsed lava tubes and sinks, spatter cones and massive flows of basalt.
These features can be used to elegantly explain growth of scoria and spatter cones and how magma finally escapes laterally to form lava flows.
Spatter Cones are next on the agenda and fun to look at.
On the first landing, wooden stairs led to superb views on Bartolome where we looked out to surrounding islands and the many lava spatter cones, remnants of volcanic activity.