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Old 03-24-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default The amazing volcanic hydrothermal fields in Ethiopia that look like the landscape of an alien planet

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Though named a volcano, Dallol is actually a hydrothermal field located in the northern Danakil Depression
Explosion crater was formed by the intrusion of basaltic magma in Miocene salt deposits and hydrothermal activity
Dallol was recently photographed by self-proclaimed 'Lava Hunter' Adrian Rohnfelder, visiting from Germany
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...en-planet.html


Visitors to the Dallol Volcano could be forgiven for thinking that
they're on an alien planet



This map shows Dallol's location in north-east Ethiopia - an area
known for its extreme environment



Adrian Rohnfelder was able to capture stunning images of the Erta
Ale's glowing lava



The explosion crater was formed by the intrusion of basaltic magma
in Miocene salt deposits and subsequent hydrothermal activity



Dallol is actually a hydrothermal field located in the northern Danakil
Depression, despite being known as Dallol Volcano



Adrian, who visited Dallol at the end of February 2016, said: 'I was
blown away - what an unbelievable view'
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Stark & stunning - thanx for posting the photos.
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The volcanoes in the African Rift Valley are interesting. They are mostly really remote so not widely known, but are among some of the more unusual on the planet.
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Welcome to the Gateway of Hell: Daring photographer captures rare images of lava lake which has been flowing for 100 YEARS

Joel Santos snapped one of the world's oldest continuously active lava lakes, dubbed the 'Gateway to Hell'
It's inside Ethiopia's Etra Ale volcano, and reaches searing temperatures exceeding 1,100 degrees Celsius
Mr Santos piloted a drone from close-by and used heat-proof cameras to capture the spectacular light show


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...100-YEARS.html


These dramatic images offer a rare glimpse inside the 'Gateway
To Hell', one of the world's oldest continuously active lava lakes



Portuguese travel photographer Joel Santos, 38, piloted a drone
over the bubbling lake - which reaches temperatures exceeding
1,100 degrees Celsius - while he stood just a metre from the edge
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I was at an Alcoa smelting facility several years ago on an engineering job. There were 3-4 building with each being the size of a football field. Inside each building were about 85 crucibles or ovens. Inside each oven was a couple tons of molten aluminum.

The pictures above remind me of the inside of one of those crucibles.

As an aside, each building was hooked up DIRECTLY with a nuclear plant. The smelting plant had a truly dedicated line! Each crucible was in "series with the next". I think each building ran on 120 volts with each crucible running at around 1.5 volts (you do the math). Each crucible was grounded (cathode), and the anodes were carbon rods inserted into the aluminum.

We were not allowed to possess metal of any kind. We were not allowed to hold hands, touch each other, or touch walls, or any materials at the risk of instant vaporization. This was a BAD ASS place.
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Wow! What amazing pictures!

Andy, That Alcoa facility must have been quite a sight as well.
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