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Spatter cone

Spatter cone

Spatter Cone

  • Exhibition Text

    • A spatter cone is created when blobs of lava are thrown into the air from a single event.  The blobs pile up on each other, forming a cone-shaped structure around the vent.  Some spatter cones, such as the cast one here, form from small vents on the crust of active lava flows.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Volcanoes

      Keywords: Lava, Volcanic eruptions, Volcanism, Volcanoes--Hawaii

      Audience: General

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