Virtual Volcano Vacation #146 WINNERS! – Peinado

This week’s virtual vacation destination was intentionally a rather sleepy old volcano well off the beaten path. Sleepy old volcanoes seldom surprise me, nor do they general reside at the center of any heated scientific debates. They just do what they do best…sleep, and dream volcano-dreams…and that’s okay with me. It turns out that the…

Virtual Volcano Vacation #143 WINNER – Diamond Craters

This week’s virtual vacation destination may have been “off the beaten path” by most volcano-chasers’ reckoning, but for students of geology and volcanology, this “flat and drab” volcanic field is, at least according to one scientist “a museum of basaltic volcanism”. This “hidden gem” is in the United States in eastern Oregon..a “thin rocky pancake”…