Features – Maklaks Crater (Diller Cone)

Maklaks Crater (Diller Cone) – Prominent Geological Features of Crater Lake National Park

#17 on the map – southeast of Crater Lake

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Maklaks Crater as it appears on the new USGS geological map,Scientific Investigations Map 2832, Sheet 1 of 4, Geologic Map of Mount Mazama and Crater Lake Caldera, Oregon (2008), byCharles R. Bacon

Except for the cone of Wizard Island, there is none in the park that surpasses in symmetry the one which rises from Grayback Ridge near its southern end. Maklaks Crater stands more than 600 feet high on a floor of drift-covered dacite. The northern slope is blanketed with pumice, but near the top and on the eastern side there are plentiful exposures of red scoria and agglutinate accompanied by a little scoriaceous lava. Apparently the last weak explosions served to fill the crater, leaving the summit almost flat. Close to the east base there are isolated outcrops of vesicular olivine basalt, but there is no means of telling whether this lava issued from fissures at the foot of the cone or belongs to the much older, Pliocene plateau basalt series which underlies Mount Mazama. [The Parasitic Cinder Cones of Mount Mazama, 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