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Aden Crater

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Elevation  4,477 ft (1,365 m)
Mountain type  shield volcano
Topo map  USGS Aden Crater
Last eruption  ca. 16,000 years ago
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Location  Doña Ana County, New Mexico, U.S.
Volcanic field  Potrillo volcanic field
Similar  Aden Lava Flow Wilderne, Robledo Mountains, North Franklin Mountain, Organ Mountains, Organ Needle

Aden crater


Aden Crater is a small shield volcano, part of the Potrillo volcanic field of New Mexico. It is in Doña Ana County between Santa Teresa, New Mexico and Las Cruces, New Mexico. It is in a remote location that can be hiked and explored. The area has deep caverns that can be very dangerous to inexperienced hikers and cavers. A fossilized ground sloth, now at the Peabody Museum, was found in a fumarole roughly 100' deep located on the SE portion of the crater rim. Several ground sloth coprolites were also recovered and were stored in the Geology department at UTEP.

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Map of Aden Crater, New Mexico 88021, USA

No volcanic activity at Aden Crater is known from historic times. The most recent known activity has been dated to roughly 16 kya.

Aden crater


References

Aden Crater Wikipedia


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