Ponta da Ferraria - São Miguel, Açores, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte
N 37° 51.504 W 025° 51.130
26S E 600971 N 4190725
Quick Description: "“Ponta da Ferraria” is a lava delta formed by basaltic lava flows emitted from “Pico das Camarinhas” scoria cone, 870 years ago."
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 4/11/2014 7:34:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMKG8B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
"Among the many volcanic features in the geo site, the most relevant are the littoral cone (or pseudo crater), the thermal water springs and the ultramafic xenoliths. On one of the underwater hot spring the water flows directly into the ocean, on a natural protected pool. The water rises at 62º C, mixing with the ocean and depending on the tide the ocean water is heated from 18ºC to 28ºC, on a salted thermal water mixture. Considered a unique scenario in the World, due to the existence thermal salt water with a high concentration of sulfur, the waters of Ferraria, are used in treating rheumatism and nephritis."

It´s a "must see" location in São Miguel!

The description was taken from a cool local earthcache - (visit link)
Temperature (C): 62

Type: Primitive

Cost?: No Cost

Open to the Public?: yes

Clothing Optional?: no

Other Amenities:
There´s some steel stairs to help getting in and out of the pool.


Temperature (F): Not listed

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