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Laacher Lake: Basalt lava flow
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KateBum
N 50° 24.693 E 007° 17.159
32U E 378216 N 5585794
Quick Description: This Waymark leads you to the basalt lava flow of the "Lorenzfelsen" near the Laacher Lake.
Location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Date Posted: 11/18/2009 9:07:47 AM
Waymark Code: WM7PJE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
Views: 107

Long Description:
Before the eruption of the pumice vulcano and the collapse of the Laacher caldera a valley has existed into that the lava stream here already donw-flowed. The material of the rocks is Leucite-Nepheline. The liquefied material was not so gassy than lava flows from other eruptions in this area. For this reason the rock is more compact and tough than other basaltic lava. A lava flow is a moving outpouring of lava, which is created during a non-explosive effusive eruption. When it has stopped moving, lava solidifies to form igneous rock.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 50° 24.192 W 007° 15.276

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

Website reference: [Web Link]

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