Features – Desert Cone

Desert Cone – Prominent Geological Features of Crater Lake National Park

#6 on the map – northwest of Crater Lake and west of the North Entrance Road.

Looking south from Mount Bailey to the rim of Crater Lake (background). The wooded hill in the left middle distance is Desert Ridge. To the south rise Desert (right middle) and Red cones (extreme right), two parasitic scoria cones on the flank of Mount Mazama. Almost all the low, wooded country is blanketed with deposits of pumice and scoria flows from Mount Mazama. (Photograph by Victor Duran.) The Geology of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon (1942) by Howell Williams.

This scoria cone is located in the north-central portion of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.Most of this cone consists of vesicular, red-crusted dark scoria and fine ash. Bombs up to 4 feet in length are not uncommon, and many have the spindle, almond, and spiral shapes typical of lava clots blown out in a viscous condition, the form being modified in flight. Short flows of lava oozed through the scoria near the summit, and probably others account for the spurs on the sides of the cone …. [The Parasitic Scoria Cones of Mount Mazama: Desert Cone, The Geology of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon (1942) by Howell Williams]

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Crater Lake National Park

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  1. Features – Applegate Peak
  2. Features – Bald Crater
  3. Features – Cloudcap
  4. Features – Crater Lake Caldera
  5. Features – Crater Peak
  6. Features – Desert Cone
  7. Features – Devils Backbone
  8. Features – Dutton Cliff
  9. Features – Eagle Crags
  10. Features – Garfield Peak
  11. Features – Godfrey Glen and Colonnades
  12. Features – Grouse Hill
  13. Features – Hillman Peak
  14. Features – Kerr Notch
  15. Features – Llao Rock
  16. Features – Llaos Hallway
  17. Features – Maklaks Crater (Diller Cone)
  18. Features – Mazama Rock
  19. Features – Mount Scott
  20. Features – Palisades
  21. Features – Phantom Ship
  22. Features – The Pinnacles
  23. Features – Pumice Castle
  24. Features – Pumice Desert
  25. Features – Pumice Point
  26. Features – Red Cone
  27. Features – Redcloud Cliff
  28. Features – Rugged Crest
  29. Features – Scoria Cone
  30. Features – Scott Bluff
  31. Features – Sentinel Rock
  32. Features – Skell Head
  33. Features – Sun Notch
  34. Features – Timber Crater
  35. Features – Union Peak
  36. Features – The Watchman
  37. Features – Williams Crater (Forgotten Crater)
  38. Features – Wineglass
  39. Features – Wizard Island

Note: the numbers associated with each feature name above correspond to their place on the Custom Google Map