What types of volcanoes are found in the Basin and Range Province?
A variety of volcanoes are found in the Basin and Range Province. Examples include Schonchin Butte (a cinder cone in Lava Beds National Monument); Mammoth Mountain (a lava dome in southeastern California); and Newberry Volcano (a shield volcano in Newberry National Monument).
A cinder cone is a steep conical hill of volcanic fragments that accumulate around and downwind from a volcanic vent. A lava dome is a roughly circular mound-shaped protrusion resulting from the slow eruption of lava from a volcano. A shield volcano is a broad rounded volcano that is built up by successive outpourings of very fluid lava.