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Cuexcomate, Puebla

Categories: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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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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  • Short and funny thing to do. You can go inside of the smallest vulcan on earth. Short stairway down. Middle of the city. Small entry fee. 
  • Spend 30 minutes here. If you speak Spanish, be prepared to be visited by Gabriel or one his brothers who will give the most animated talk on the history of the volcano. You will be entertained and wi...  read more »
  • We went to the colonia La Libertad in Puebla to learn this small volcano, which was formed when Popocatepetl erupted in the year 1604, throwing hot water smelling hydrogen sulfide so also consider it the world's largest geyser, we are now a rock formation in the shape of a pot of 13 meters He is accessible via a staircase of blacksmithing in the form of snail for a fee of $10.00. below you will find a spring with crystal water and rock formations, the place is very clean, and the Guide leads to the group. Of course that it invites to seek information and know more about the legends that exist about this place as the sacrifice of humans to turn the fury of the Popocatepetl volcano when it erupted. I do not recommend it for people with difficulty walking because you have to descend and ascend the staircase.
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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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