cinder cone
noun Date: 1849 a conical hill formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent

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  • Cinder cone — For peaks named Cinder Cone , see list of peaks named Cinder Cone. Schematic representation of the internal structure of a typical cinder cone. A cinder cone or scoria cone is a steep conical hill of volcanic fragments that accumulate around and… …   Wikipedia

  • Cinder Cone —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Cône volcanique. Cinder Cone Photo aérienne en fausses couleurs …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cinder cone — ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY A volcanic cone built entirely of loose fragmented material (pyroclastics). GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A small, generally conical shaped volcano formed by accumulation of ejected cinders and other volcanic… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • cinder cone — Geol. a small, conical volcano built of ash and cinders. [1840 50] * * * or ash cone Deposit around a volcanic vent, formed by rock fragments or cinders that accumulate and gradually build a conical hill with a bowl shaped crater at the top.… …   Universalium

  • cinder cone — noun a cone formed round a volcanic vent by fragments of lava from eruptions …   English new terms dictionary

  • cinder cone — noun A conical deposit of rock fragments around a volcano …   Wiktionary

  • cinder cone —    A conical hill formed by the accumulation of cinders and other pyroclastics, normally of basaltic or andesitic composition. Slopes generally exceed 20 percent.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • cinder cone — noun : a conical hill formed by the accumulation of volcanic debris around a vent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cinder Cone (British Columbia) — Cinder Cone Elevation 1,910 m (6,266 ft) …   Wikipedia

  • Cinder Cone and the Fantastic Lava Beds — Cinder Cone  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Cône volcanique. Cinder Cone Photo aérienne en fausses couleurs …   Wikipédia en Français

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