cinder cone


Definition of cinder cone

: a conical hill formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent — see volcano illustration

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Recent Examples on the Web One such place is Antelope Mountain, a fascinating cinder cone on State Trust land. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "The views on this AZ hike will take your breath away, if you have any left. It's steep," 17 Sep. 2020 Visible between the trees, a textbook-perfect cinder cone with a symmetrical crater sits 500 feet below the mountain’s north face while dozens of other more lopsided and eroded specimens are scattered on the prairies below. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "The views on this AZ hike will take your breath away, if you have any left. It's steep," 17 Sep. 2020 The massive form of Mount Baldy (11,403 feet), Blue Ridge Mountain (7,656 feet) and numerous cinder cone volcanoes jut above seemingly endless swaths of trees. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Arizona hike: Shady, easy-to-navigate forest trail leads to big mountain views," 21 June 2019 Beyond the end of the road lies Mauna Loa's wilderness area, where backpackers encounter freezing nights and rough lava trails amid volcanic wonders: barren lava twisted into nightmarish shapes, cinder cones, gaping pits. National Geographic, "Everything to know about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park," 15 July 2019 Visitors can explore the cinder cones, caldera, and lava flows on foot and by car or helicopter. Katie Knorovsky, National Geographic, "Discover the best places to witness the wonder of volcanoes," 23 Apr. 2019 Red Mountain is one of several hundred cinder cones that dot the landscape around Flagstaff. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Kid-friendly hikes around Arizona: Hit the trail with your family this summer," 28 June 2018 Susan Schmierer, 65, and William Schmierer, 64, tourists from Virginia on a cross-country road trip to Palm Springs, were last seen June 2 near the 250-foot-high volcanic cinder cone surrounded by a field of black lava rocks off Interstate 40. Javier Panzar,, "Extreme heat hampers search for tourist missing in Mojave Desert after companion is found dead," 10 July 2018 The park is littered with volcanic rock and cinder cones from past eruptions. Mark Arsenault,, "A beach agnostic’s guide to Hawaii," 13 June 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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24 Oct 2020

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“Cinder cone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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