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Geology Image Gallery - Split Cinder Cone

Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone

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Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone
Photo by Marli Miller

This small cinder cone has been cut and offset by a branch of the Death Valley Fault zone. The upper part of the once symmetrical cone has been moved to the right 300 feet (91 meters) relative to the lower part (arrows indicate movement direction). This fault is a right-lateral strike-slip fault.
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Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone

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Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone
Photo by Tom Bean, NPS.

Split Cinder Cone, fault labeled

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Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone, fault labeled
Photo by Tom Bean, NPS.


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