The Island’s Make-up

Deception Island - Steaming Sands

Cruising along steaming sands on Deception Island!

Deception Island, Antarctica - Iron rich soil

One of the ships’ expedition leaders examines a pool of orange water forming, and concludes that it’s rust from the high iron content in the sands here.

Deception Island, Antarctica - Composed of a variety of rocks and minerals

Deception Island is composed of countless minerals from the Earth’s core, making the rock bed a very mixed bag of colours, though mostly the landscape is black and orange (again from the rusted iron content of the soil).

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