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Dry As A Bone

Dry As A Bone

This ice volcano (cryovolcanoe) was dry as a bone when we visited Cave Point County Park on the west shore of Lake Michigan this past Sunday. Looking like an ordinary snow hill, an ice volcano is a hollow cone of ice and snow that spews ice and water instead of lava. In order for an ice volcano to erupt the temperature needs to be slightly below freezing and the waves several feet high.

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5 responses

  1. Proves stranger things happen at sea (Oh sorry at lake)

    March 5, 2015 at 1:33 pm

  2. Extraordinary! I’ve only ever known the nasty type of volcano.

    March 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm

  3. Tammy

    Oh wow, these are really beautiful and so full of interesting textures!

    March 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

  4. That is very interesting.

    March 7, 2015 at 6:39 pm

  5. jsandrin

    Looks like you are in my neck of the woods – or a couple hours north of my home anyway. A great place to visit as we do when the chance arises. Beautiful photos.

    March 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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