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Black Butte

Black Butte

Black Butte is a cluster of overlapping dacite lava domes in a butte a parasitic satellite cone of Mount Shasta. . The highway crosses a 3,912 ft pass, Black Butte Summit, at the western base of the lava domes. The lava domes were extruded at the foot of the cone of Shastina following the period of its major eruptions about 9,00010,000 years ago.

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Sandi Whitteker14-Jun-2012 16:09
Tell me this beautiful view is near where I'm moving to shortly - Carson City NV. Beautiful light in the foreground and pretty contours.
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