Silver Lake

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  • 40.731°N
  • 121.841°W

  • 1535 m
    5035 ft

  • 323050
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Silver Lake. If this volcano has had large eruptions prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

The following references are the sources used for data regarding this volcano. References are linked directly to our volcano data file. 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. Additional discussion of data sources can be found under Volcano Data Criteria.

California Div. Mines and Geology, 1958-69. Geologic atlas of California, 1:250,0000 scale.. Calif Div Mines Geol.

Clynne M A, Robinson J E, Nathenson M, Muffler L J P, 2012. Volcano hazards assessment for the Lassen region, northern California. U S Geol Surv Sci Invest Rpt, 2012-5176-A.

Macdonald G A, Lydon P A, 1972. Geologic map of the Whitmore quadrangle California. U S Geol Surv map, GQ-993, 1:62,500 geol map.

Lava flows from two isolated cinder cones NW of Lassen Peak blocked drainages, forming three small lakes. The cones lie SW of Burney Mountain and WNW of MaGee Peak. Lava flows from the Silver Lake cinder cone formed Silver Lake NE of the cone and crescent-shaped Author Lake to the east and traveled 3.5 km to the SW. The crater of Silver Lake cone is open to the SW. The flat-topped Buckhorn Lake cinder cone to the SE of Silver Lake dammed up Buckhorn Lake, NE of the cone, and produced a lava flow that traveled 3.5 km to the SW. These basaltic cones are of possible Holocene age, but lie outside the area of glaciation at Lassen and their age is not known with certainty.