The Raton – Clayton Volcanic Field

I made regular trips between Colorado Springs and Dallas, TX for many years. It is a nice drive; not too long, and with great views. One of the areas you drive through is the Raton – Clayton Volcanic Field in the northeast corner of New Mexico, which is home to over 100 recognizable volcanic units…

Medicine Lake Volcano and Lava Beds National Monument

The more you read about volcanism in North America, the more confused you become by the immense complexity of eruptive phenomenae and sequences. As will be clear from my last article about Mount Tehama (Lassen), it is never the question about a single central volcano such as Vesuvius or Etna, but about a multitude of…