Eruptions

MVP #18: Antelope Hill, AZ

Well, this MVP was a bit trickier than most, thanks to the fact that most scoria/cinder cones look pretty similar and some initial confusion about the photo in the first place. Anyway, lets review!

The photo:

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It was identified by the sender as Missouri Bill Hill in Arizona. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case.

From Google Earth, Missouri Bill Hill:

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After close examination by me and all of you, it seems that the consensus is that it is, in fact, Antelope Hill in Arizona – both near each other in the same volcanic field.

From Google Earth, Antelope Hill:

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This leaves me confident that Antelope Hill is the cinder/scoria cone in the photo. Congratulations to Doug C. for getting this right even before we dissected the image.

Current MVP Standings:
The Bobs – 3
Don Crain – 2
gijs – 2
Boris Behncke – 2
volcanista – 1
Lockwood – 1
Elizabeth – 1
Ralph – 1
Anne – 1
Cam – 1
gg – 1
Damon Hynes – 1
Marco – 1
Doug C. – 1

Comments

  1. #1 Fitz
    December 9, 2009

    Now the obvious question becomes:
    Does the Public want Mystery Volcanos that are too tough to guess, or mostly a buncha softball stratocones?

    I’m going to recommend a mix, about 3 easy ones for every total brain-lock stumper.

    And can someone teach me how to use GoogleEarth? Is it free?

  2. #2 Diane
    December 9, 2009

    Yes, GoogleEarth is free. I don’t have it yet, but you can download a free version. Then you just go into it. Good luck.

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