Along the north shore of Lake Mead exists an ancient volcano, long dormant but very intriguing. The Hamblin-Cleopatra Volcano (HCV) was once a large stratovolcano and now has split into three large sections due to earthquake faults in the area.
The volcano formed in the late Miocene time and through the years slowly split in half, and then parts of the Cleopatra section split again, separating the original volcano complex by twelve miles. The original volcano was more than 3,000 feet high and had a circular width of approximately eight miles. It’s formation was rapid.