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OffbeatYou Can Buy an Extinct Volcano in Devon, England, for $60,000

11:16  07 august  2019
11:16  07 august  2019 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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Like many extinct volcanoes , Posbury isn’t what it used to be. The elderly volcano is just 500 feet high, providing visitors with a sweeping Unlike some clumps, the Posbury clump is considered a site of scientific interest, according to Natural England , the government’s advisory arm on natural spaces.

List of extinct volcanoes includes volcanoes which scientists consider unlikely to erupt again. A volcano which has not erupted in the past 10, 000 years is often listed as extinct . The extinct volcano no longer has a high silica or low silica lava supply.

You Can Buy an Extinct Volcano in Devon, England, for $60,000© Jackson-Stops You Can Buy an Extinct Volcano in Devon, England, for $60,000

People buy private islands, so why not buy a private volcano? Posbury Clump, a 250-million-year-old inactive volcano located in Devon, England, could be yours for the seemingly reasonable price of about $60,0000.

As Smithsonian reports, the volcano is 500 feet tall at its peak and surrounded by 4.9 acres of woodland (holly, oak, and ash trees), so you get sweeping views of the English countryside. The wooded outcrop and rolling hills make Posbury Clump look less like a volcano and more like a forest. Architects used the basalt stone from a former on-site quarry to build two of the area's most famous structures: Crediton Church and Medland Manor.

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The extinct volcano sits underneath woodland surrounded by stunning Devon countryside. Got a spare £50, 000 ? Well, you could be the proud owner of an extinct 250-million-year-old volcano . The Devon volcano , known as Posbury Clumb and a designated Site of Scientific interest, is up for sale.

An extinct volcano has not had an eruption for at least 10, 000 years and is not expected to erupt again in a comparable time scale of the future. Krakatau volcano photos: Hundreds of photos from active Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait, Indonesia.

Because of its unique potassium-rich lava and other rare geological features, Posbury Clump has been designated a site of scientific interest, and as such has been formally marked for conservation.

Currently, only a few houses reside in the area, but Posbury—settled during the Iron Age, between about 800 BCE and AD 100—once housed convent Posbury St Francis, which was a part of the Posbury Clump estate. Those interested in possibly purchasing the volcano can contact agent Jackson-Stops. The cost is £50,000, or around $60,800, which is about what you'd pay to rent a studio apartment in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood for one year.

Just remember: If you do buy the volcano, you won't be the first person to purchase such a thing. According to Atlas Obscura, famed cartoonist-turned-oddities-collector Robert Ripley tried to purchase Parícutin (a baby volcano that suddenly sprung up from a cornfield in Mexico) in 1943, but was beaten to the punch by muralist Gerardo Murillo. Several individuals have privately owned New Zealand's active Whakaari volcano, and people privately own volcanoes in California and Oregon, too.

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