Old volcano experiment?

Discussion in 'Main Area' started by Crickleymal, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Crickleymal

    Crickleymal New Member

    A few years ago I read something about and experiment to create a volcano. This would have been back in Victorian or Edwardian times. I was reminded about it whilst talking to a friend about daft experiments we did as children. As I recall you took a large quantity of sulphur 20lb/10kg or more. Then you dug a hole in the ground and buried it. It reacted with water and swelled up and started an exothermic reaction.

    Trouble is I can't find any details of this online. Not that I can obtain enough sulphur to replicate it or that I want to as it wouldn't be very environmental. I'd just like to find out how they did it. So I thought this would be the ideal place to ask.


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