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Cuexcomate, Puebla

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Cuexcomate is an inactive geyser in Puebla city, Puebla state, Mexico. The sinter cone that the geyser built up around its vent is 13m tall and has a diameter of 23m. A central crater within the cone is up to 8m wide and 17m deep (extending 4m below ground level).Historically, Cuexcomate has been cited that the geyser was formed before the 1064 eruption of the Popocatépetl, an active volcano and the second highest peak in Mexico, which likely activated geothermal spring circulation that cut upward through Mesozoic limestone and deposited the geyser and the springs around it. The geyser's rock composition is 99% calcite, differing thus from typical silica sinter deposits. Cuexcomate has been mistakenly called 'The Smallest Volcano of the World' because of the popular belief that it was indeed a volcano, based only on the shape of the structure; however, it is not a volcano. Today, there is a metal spiral staircase that allows tourists to descend into the excavated interior of the structure, where cultural events are occasionally performed.The name is from Nahuatl for "clay pot" or "place to keep".Characteristics Geyser Type: calcitic chemical deposit Height: 13m Crater Diameter: 8m. Base Exterior Diameter: 23m. Weight: approx. 400 tons. Mode of formation: emanating geothermal waters with occasional high-pressured bursts
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  • It's an adorable small inactive volcano that you can go down into. There's a little pond at the bottom with some fish, and it's fun to say you've been inside the smallest volcano.  more »
  • You must know it since it is a small volcano and you can enter in the down stairs! The place is dirty but has its charm, is not a mandatory visit but if you have time it is worthwhile to know him!
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  • If you want to say that you adentraste to a volcano and want to know it, it is highly recommended that you go. A long time ago had it very unkempt and dirty, now they have been cleaning it and it is a nice place to get, they also tell you some stories and if you have children, you will love.
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  • It's not some place you would spend very long at, however it is cool to see once.
  • The volcano more small world, and saliebdo you can disfrjtar some delicious ice-creams in the market
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  • A great place, a fantastic experience, the volcancito world's smallest is an experience and is in the middle of a park in the middle of the city.
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  • Smallest walk-in volcano that tip worth seeing
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  • Cuexcomate - which comes from the nahuatl "cuexcomatl" and means "clay pot" or "place to store" - and is located on the auxiliary Board of the freedom.
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