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||A steam explosion produced this crater several thousand years ago. Rising magma met underground water producing instant steam and a violent explosion.|
The crater measures about a half mile across and some 500 feet deep. Oxidizing ores produce the orange tint in the far wall. The grey material is volcanic ash and extends over a six square mile area with the main crater as the center.
Ubehebe is an Indian word meaning big basket or big bowl.
From the crater, it's time to move South. The next major stop is at the midpoint of the valley: Furnace Creek...
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