Racoș Volcano is located in a little village from Brașov County, Romania, known as Racoș which used to be one of the places where rich people were living and finding their peace.
At the opposite end, nowadays represents nothing but a shabby area filled with historical information and cool architecture for buildings and castles, and also for the traditional houses.
Racoș Volcano is part of the geological reservation and the protected area which covers all the wonders that make the subject of the world of mars in Perșani Mountains, with a diameter of around 400m.
Around these mountains took place the last volcanic activities for Romania which was like 1 million years ago, but which is still creating magic for the curious tourists who wish to see some different things than what they are used to visit. The traces that were left by Racoș Volcano are so fresh and visible that people are tempted to believe the eruption was a few years ago, not thousands of years ago.
Before starting to be a protected area and part of the Perșani Geopark, the volcano used to be exploited to the fullest for many years, for its slag.
The slag represents that mineral part of the ash coals resulted from soil melting together with the entire surface which gets in contact with lava.
The slag is mostly formed from oxides, silicates and ash, and the types of slag you can find on the Racoș Volcano are numerous, the place being a perfect location for geology lovers.
A few more things tourists can discover at this place are: different kinds of slag, basalt, strengthened lava and ash, pumice and volcanic bombs, all of these looking as if they cooled one day before.