Mohamad Haryo Hutomo “Crater dead – Mount Salak”


Mount Salak is an eroded volcanic range in West Java, Indonesia. Several satellite cones appear on the south east flank and on the northern foot. Two craters are found at the summit. Mount Salak has been the site of geothermal exploration. According to popular belief, the name “salak” is derived from salak, a tropical fruit with scaly skin. However, according to Sundanese tradition, the name was derived from the Sanskrit word “Salaka” which means “silver” thus. Mount Salak means “silver mountain”.