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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.
The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Silver Lake. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Silver Lake 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.
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Buckhorn Lake||Pyroclastic cone||1505 m||40° 42' 0" N||121° 48' 0" W|
|The small grayish area at the center of this NASA Landsat image is a lava flow from the Silver Lake cinder cone. Lava flows from the cone dammed up drainages, forming two small black-colored lakes, Silver Lake and Arthur Lake. Another small dark-colored lake at the lower right, south of the two large elongated light-colored areas, was formed when lava flows from the Buckhorn Lake cinder cone blocked a stream valley.
NASA Landsat7 image (worldwind.arc.nasa.gov).
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.
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.