Vulcan's Throne

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Vulcan's Throne
Vulcans Throne Nichols med00380.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 5,102 ft (1,555 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Coordinates 36°13′08″N 113°04′39″W / 36.2188701°N 113.0774265°W / 36.2188701; -113.0774265Coordinates: 36°13′08″N 113°04′39″W / 36.2188701°N 113.0774265°W / 36.2188701; -113.0774265[2]
Geography
Vulcan's Throne is located in Arizona
Vulcan's Throne
Vulcan's Throne
Location Grand Canyon National Park
Mohave County, Arizona. U.S.
Topo map USGS Vulcans Throne
Geology
Age of rock 73,000 years[3]
Mountain type cinder cone
Volcanic field Uinkaret volcanic field

Vulcan's Throne is a cinder cone volcano and a prominent landmark on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States.[4] Vulcan's Throne, about a mile (1.7 km) west of Toroweap overlook, is part of the Uinkaret volcanic field.[3] The journals of traveler George Corning Fraser record a trip to the summit of Vulcan's Throne in 1914. At the time, the surrounding area was used for sheep grazing, and a small reservoir had been constructed at the base of the volcano.[5] Fraser wrote that

Vulcan's Throne is a pure cinder cone covered with scoriae, cinders, clinkers and peperino lying loose on the surface, with a slope, as near as I could measure, from 28° to 31°. A little sage, many cacti and perhaps some other similar low plants grow on it, but otherwise nothing. Climbing it was like ascending a sand-dune. Every step forward involved slipping half way back and boots were soon filled with painful bits of stone.

— George Corning Fraser, 17 July 1914, Journeys in the Canyon Lands of Utah and Arizona, 1914 - 1916, pp 25-26

The cinder cone was formed during the Quaternary Period, and is cut by recent movement on the Toroweap Fault.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Vulcans Throne, Arizona". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  2. ^ "Vulcans Throne". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  3. ^ a b "Uinkaret Field". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
  4. ^ Wood, Charles A.; Jűrgen Kienle (1993). Volcanoes of North America. Cambridge University Press. pp. 277–278. ISBN 0-521-43811-X.
  5. ^ Fraser, George Corning (2005). Frederick H. Swanson, ed. Journeys in the Canyon Lands of Utah and Arizona, 1914 - 1916. University of Arizona Press. p. 25. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  6. ^ "America's Volcanic Past: Arizona". U.S. Geological Survey. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2013. Vulcan's Throne, a Quaternary cinder cone on the rim of the Canyon is cut by recent fault movement on the Toroweap fault.

External links

  • Media related to Vulcan's Throne at Wikimedia Commons


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