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Pinnacles
When the very hot ash and pumice came to rest near the volcano, it formed 200 to 300 foot (60 to 90 m) thick gas-charged deposits.
For perhaps years afterward, hot gas moved to the surface and slowly cemented ash and pumice together in channels and escaped
through openings. Erosion later removed most of the surrounding loose ash and pumice, leaving tall pinnacles and spires.

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Painted Hills
Wind and water carved volcanic ash deposits into striped clay hills.

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