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Hunt's Hole is a similar but somewhat smaller maar, a few miles south of Kilbourne Hole; both are part of the Potrillo volcanic field.
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Kilbourne Hole is not your usual volcano

If you had flown over the desert southwest of Las Cruces 80,000 years ago, you might have been in for a surprise.
Welling up from deep beneath the surface, 2,000-degree magma reached the groundwater, flashing it instantly to steam. Unable to escape, the steam exploded, blowing out the maar volcano we call Kilbourne Hole - Not all at once, but a series of explosions left the crater a mile and a half long and a mile wide.

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