With these resources you can explore one of the most interesting volcanic formations in the State of California, the Devils Postpile.
Devils Postpile National Monument Resources
Devils Postpile - The Geologic Story
Study the formation of the posts, how the posts were eventually exposed, what curved some of the columns, and other volcanic rocks in and near the Devils Postpile.
Devils Postpile - Nature & Science
Learn more about the animals, plants, environmental factors, natural features and ecosystems of the Devils Postpile region.
Source: National Park Service
Devils Postpile - Americas Volcanic Past
The Devils Postpile is a fine example of columnar basalt. Until recently, it was thought to have been formed about one million years ago. Current studies suggest that the Devils Postpile was formed less than 100,000 years ago when a cooling lava flow cracked into multisided columns.
Learn about the volcanic history of the area, the various rocks and minerals, and the myriad volcanic formations formed in the volcanic past of this region.
Source: Cascades Volcano Observatory - USGS
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