Ol Doinyo Lengai

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Ol Doinyo Lengai (Oldoinyo Lengai)
Lengai from Natron.jpg
Highest point
Elevation3,188 m (10,459 ft)[1]
Prominence1,360 m (4,460 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Isolation16.68 km (10.36 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates02°45′52″S 35°54′58″E / 2.76444°S 35.91611°E / -2.76444; 35.91611Coordinates: 02°45′52″S 35°54′58″E / 2.76444°S 35.91611°E / -2.76444; 35.91611
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Oldoinyo Lengai) is located in Tanzania
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Oldoinyo Lengai)
Ol Doinyo Lengai (Oldoinyo Lengai)
Parent rangeEast African Rift
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption2019[2]
Easiest routeScramble
Ol Doinyo Lengai erupting in 2008

Ol Doinyo Lengai is a 2,960 metres (9,710 ft) volcano in the East African Rift in Tanzania.[3] The name means Mountain of God in the Maasai language.[4][5]

Ol Doinyo Lengai is the only volcano in the world that erupts a rock known as carbonatite.[6][7][8] This is a rock which has greater than 50% of carbonate minerals.[9]

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  1. Tanzania in figures 2012, National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Finance, June 2013, page 9 Archived 2013-11-26 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Ol Doinyo Lengai". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  3. "Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  4. Northern Tanzania. Bradt Travel Guides. 2009. ISBN 978-1-84162-146-3.
  5. "'Mountain of God' Volcano Preparing to Erupt". National Geographic News. 13 July 2017.
  6. Venzke, Edward (2018). "Report on Ol Doinyo Lengai (Tanzania)". Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network. 43 (10). doi:10.5479/si.GVP.BGVN201810-222120.
  7. "Ol'donyo Lengai". Peakware.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  8. Klemetti, Erik (11 March 2014). "Strangest Magma on Earth: Carbonatites of Ol Doinyo Lengai". Wired. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  9. Bell, Keith (editor) (1989) Carbonatites: Genesis and Evolution, London, Unwin Hyman.

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