Ubehebe Crater

Two views southeast across Ubehebe Crater to the Grapevine Mountains in the background; reddish-brown and tan strata seen along the crater's walls belong to the Middle Oligocene Titus Canyon Formation. The crater is the result of a cryptovolcanic eruption precipitated by superheated ground water flashing to steam due to heating by magma; Ubehebe Crater probably was created in only a few minutes time.

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