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.

To Igneous Rock Classification

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