cinder cone


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cinder cone

[′sin·dər ‚kōn]
(geology)
A conical elevation formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent.
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They are larger than cinder cones, rising up to 8,000 feet (2,438m).
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We started off high in the hills overlooking Ponta Delgada at a cinder cone which had been opened up for quarrying.
Cinder cone volcanoes arise from solid lava fragments thrown out to form a cinder pile.
Cinder Cone, The Table, and Mount Garibaldi cannot be seen from the viewpoints indicated (but the above-mentioned trails do lead to stellar viewpoints of each of these features).
The rater is a particularly well-formed cinder cone, its rippling swell and bulk hinting slightly disturbingly at a living, organic presence beneath the desert earth.
A candidate for federal listing as an endangered species, the wekiu bug was first discovered in 1979 by entomologists on Pu'u Wekiu, the summit cinder cone. "Wekiu" is Hawaiian for "topmost" or "summit." The wekiu bug belongs to the family Lygaeidae within the order of insects known as Heteroptera (true bugs).
Named for its resemblance to a sorcerer's hat, the island is an infant cinder cone formed in Mount Mazama's basin before the water came.
After an explosion, tephra settles to the ground around the volcano's vent (lava "pipeline"), forming the steep, loosely arranged sides of a cinder cone. Cinder cones typically have large bowl-shaped craters.