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Death Valley National Park
Geology Image Gallery - Split Cinder

Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone

Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone

Photo by Marli Miller.

This small cinder cone has been cut and offset by a branch of the Death Valley Fault zone. The upper part of the once symmetrical cone has been moved to the right 300 feet (91 meters) relative to the lower part (arrows indicate movement direction). This fault is a right-lateral strike-slip fault.

Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone

Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone

Photo by Tom Bean, NPS.

Split Cinder Cone, fault labeled

Aerial view of Split Cinder Cone, fault labeled

Photo by Tom Bean, NPS.

Looking towards Panamint Mountains.

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