Cinnamon Butte

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  • 43.241°N
  • 122.108°W

  • 1956 m
    6416 ft

  • 322150
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Cinnamon Butte, Thirsty Point, and Kelsay Point are forested cinder cones along a WNW-ESE line immediately west of the Cascade crest and NE of Diamond Lake. The cones have well-preserved summit craters, and lava flows appear to be unglaciated, suggesting they are younger than 11,000 years (Sherrod, 1991). Lava flows from Cinnamon Butte pass through gaps of late-Pleistocene moraines, although all three cones are mantled by and thus older than the roughly 6845-year-old Mazama Ash associated with the formation of nearby Crater Lake caldera. Other cinder cones and a lava dome of Pleistocene age are located nearby, mostly west of the Cascade Range crest.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Cinnamon Butte. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Cinnamon Butte page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.



Cones
Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Kelsay Point Cinder cone 1500 m 43° 18' 4" N 122° 6' 22" W
Red Cinder Butte Cinder cone 1995 m 43° 16' 23" N 122° 3' 32" W
Tenas Peak Cinder cone 1990 m 43° 19' 27" N 122° 2' 10" W
Thirsty Point Cinder cone 1814 m 43° 16' 30" N 122° 5' 31" W


Domes
Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Mule Mountain Dome 2030 m 43° 17' 29" N 122° 0' 31" W
Cinnamon Butte (right center) rises above the shore of Diamond Lake, a popular recreation area north of Crater Lake. The volcano has a forest fire lookout tower at its summit and is the southernmost of three young cinder cones NNE of Diamond Lake. All three cones are older than the roughly 6850-year-old Mazama tephra from Crater Lake, but each has a well-preserved crater and may be of Holocene age. Lava flows from Cinnamon Butte traveled through gaps in late-Pleistocene glacial moraines.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Kelsay Point cinder cone, seen here from the SW, is the northernmost of a chain of three young cones constructed along a N-S-trending line NNE of Diamond Lake. The well-preserved summit crater of Kelsay Point is the site of a quarry for road aggregate. Each of the three cones is older than the roughly 6850-year-old Mazama tephra from Crater Lake, but has a well-preserved crater and may be of Holocene age.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Forested Thirsty Point cinder cone is the central of three young cinder cones constructed along a N-S-trending line NNE of Diamond Lake. Thirsty Point cone is the least accessible of the three cones and lacks a road to its summit. Each of the cones is older than the roughly 6850-year-old Mazama tephra from Crater Lake, but has a well-preserved crater and may be of Holocene age.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Sherrod D, 1991. Geologic map of a part of the Cascade Range between latitutdes 43°-44°, central Oregon. U S Geol Surv, Misc Invest Ser, Map I-1891, 1:125,000 scale.

Sherrod D R, Smith J G, 1990. Quaternary extrusion rates of the Cascade Range, northwestern United States and southern British Columbia. J Geophys Res, 95: 19,465-19,474.

Wood C A, Kienle J (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of North America. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ Press, 354 p.

Volcano Types

Cinder cone(s)
Lava dome

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

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Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Population

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913
69,577

Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Cinnamon Butte Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.