2014 2oz Niue Island VOLCANO series - Real lava inlay Ultra High Relief Dome & Convex shaped .999 Siver Antique Finish Coin

 
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Erta Ale (or Ertale or Irta'ale) is a continuously active basaltic shield volcano in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. It is situated in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area spanning the border with Eritrea. Erta Ale is the most active volcano in Ethiopia.

Erta Ale is 613 metres (2,011 ft) high, with one or sometimes two active lava lakes at the summit which occasionally overflow on the south side of the volcano. It is notable for holding the longest-existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century (1906). Volcanoes with lava lakes are very rare: there are only six in the world.

Erta Ale means "smoking mountain" in the local Afar language and its southernmost pit is known locally as "the gateway to Hell". In 2009, it was mapped by a team from the BBC using three-dimensional laser techniques, in order for the mapping team to maintain a distance and avoid the lakes' searingly hot temperatures.
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Year 2014
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $2
Purity 999
Condition Antique
Country Niue
Manufacturer Mint of Poland
Mintage 688
Diameter (mm) 50mm
Series Volcano Island
Box & Certificate Yes