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Laacher Lake: Cinder Cone
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KateBum
N 50° 24.470 E 007° 16.752
32U E 377725 N 5585392
Quick Description: This Waymark leads you to the small peninsula "Jägerspitze" the most eastern part of a Basalt cinder cone.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 11/18/2009 9:23:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM7PJJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 95

Long Description:
The quarry shows beautifully the structure of a stratovolcano. Between the red basalt cinder layers you can see grey solidified lava layers originated from ejected lava drops. On the top right the cinder is overlaid from loess and another material of volcanic rock. So the "Alte-Burg-Vulkan" (Old-Castle-Vulcano) is older than the Laacher pumice stone eruption. Cinder cones are the simplest type of volcano. They are built from particles and blobs of congealed lava ejected from a single vent. As the gas-charged lava is blown violently into the air, it breaks into small fragments that solidify and fall as cinders around the vent to form a circular or oval cone. Most cinder cones have a bowl-shaped crater at the summit and rarely rise more than a thousand feet or so above their surroundings.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 50° 24.192 W 007° 15.279

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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