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Pumice Castle



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It isn’t really a castle, and it isn’t really pumice, but this picturesque monolith in Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park is enjoyed by thousands of visitors nontheless. This lake-level view can be seen from the tour boat that runs from July into September.

Actually, Pumice Castle was once pumice, but over centuries was metamorphised by thermal and chemical activity into “welded tuff,” which is much harder than the surrounding pumice. The original pumice (which is lighter, and can still be seen around the Castle) then weathered away, leaving Pumice Castle behind for visitors to enjoy.


Category: Mountain,Vista
Updated: 2004-11-08 23:11:29

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