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Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano description and photo - Tanzania. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Ol Doinyo Lengai.
Photo and DescriptionOl Doinyo Lengai - the only active carbonatite volcano in the world In 1955, Ol Doinyo Lengai began to erupt, spitting ash and dust of sodium carbonate into the air. It is an unusual volcano because its lava is rich in sodium and poor in quartz. From a distance it seems that Lengai is covered with snow, like the mountains of Kenya and Kilimanjaro, but upon closer inspection it turns out that the whitish substance is not snow at all, but sodium carbonate, a trace of recent eruptions. The volcano is located in Tanzania, in that part of the Sike Grid Rift Zone, where the earth's crust is believed to be particularly thin.
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