A Cinder Cone Volcano is named for the large particles of cooled lava which
settles near the vent and forms the cone.
A Shield Volcano is the largest of the volcano types, and they are composed of
many thin layers of basalt flows form the volcano, with little ash.
A Composite Volcano is built up from alternating layers and lava flows,
which forms a high, steep cone.
For more information, follow the link "To Igneous Rock Classification" below.