Raton-Clayton volcanic field

Raton-Clayton volcanic field is an extinct volcanic field located in the state of New Mexico, United States. Capulin Volcano National Monument is located in the volcanic field. It is thought to have been formed by the Raton hotspot.[6]

Raton-Clayton volcanic field
Highest point
Elevation1,550 to 2,700 meters (5,090 to 8,860 ft)[1]
Coordinates36.5°N 104.3°W / 36.5; -104.3[1]
LocationNew Mexico, US
Topo mapUSGS Folsom
Age of rockPliocene to Holocene?[1][2]
Mountain typeVolcanic field
Volcanic arc/beltRio Grande Rift[3][4]
Last eruption58,000 to 62,000 years ago[5]

Notable Vents

NameElevationLocationLast eruption
Capulin[3]2,4948,18236°46′57″N 103°58′11″W56,000 to 62,000 years ago
Robinson Mountain[3]----
Sierra Grande[1]2,6588,72036°42′20″N 103°52′34″W-

See also


  1. Wood, Charles A.; Jűrgen Kienle (1993). Volcanoes of North America. Cambridge University Press. pp. 292–293. ISBN 0-521-43811-X.
  2. "Volcano Data Criteria". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
  3. "Capulin Mountain, New Mexico". VolcanoWorld. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
  4. Menzies, Martin A.; Klemperer, Simon L.; Ebinger, C. J.; Baker, Joel (October 2002). Volcanic Rifted Margins (Special Paper (Geological Society of America)). Geological Society of America. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-8137-2362-4.
  5. "geology". Capulin Volcano National Monument. National Park Service. 2006-07-25. Retrieved 2008-09-02.
  6. "Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field: Capulin Volcano". New Mexico Volcano Directory. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
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