Durango Volcanic Field

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  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Cinder cone(s)
  • Unknown
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 24.15°N
  • 104.45°W

  • 2075 m
    6806 ft

  • 341022
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There are no Holocene eruptions known for Durango Volcanic Field. 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.

Aranda-Gomez J J, Luhr J F, Pier J G, 1992. The La Brena - El Jaguey maar complex, Durango, Mexico: I. Geological evolution. Bull Volc, 54: 393-404.

Foshag W F, Gonzalez-Reyna J, 1956. Birth and development of Paricutin volcano. U S Geol Surv Bull, 965-D: 355-489.

Luhr J F, Kimberly P G, Siebert L, Aranda-Gomez J J, Housh T B, Kysar Mattietti G, 2006. Quaternary volcanic rocks: insights from the MEXPET petrological and geochemical database. In: Siebe S, Macias J-L, Aguirre-Diaz G J (eds) Neogone-Quaternary continental margin volcanism: a perspective from Mexico, {Geol Soc Amer Spec Pap}, 402: 1-44.

Pier J G, Luhr J F, Podosek F A, Aranda-Gomez J J, 1992. The La Brena El Jaguey Maar Complex, Durango, Mexico: II. Petrology and geochemistry. Bull Volc, 54: 405-428.

The broad Durango volcanic field covers 2100 sq km at the NW corner of the Meseta Central near the eastern edge of the Sierra Madre Occidental of north-central México. The expansive undissected lava plain lies within the Mexican Basin and Range province and is located NE of the city of Durango. The Durango volcanic field is dotted with about 100 Quaternary basanitic cinder and lava cones as well as several important xenolith localities. La Breña-El Jagüey maar complex consists of two intersecting maars, the largest of which (La Breña) contains a series of nested cinder cones. The maar complex is one of the youngest eruptive centers of the Durango volcanic field and was considered by Aranda-Gómez et al. (1992) to be only a few thousand years old.