Tungsten has a melting point of 3422°C which is extremely hot! Carbon has a higher melting point, see this periodic table of melting points, but at atmospheric pressure liquid carbon can’t exist, instead it just sublimates from solid to gas. But liquid tungsten on the other hand can exist and lava is so cold compared to it, the lava would actually freeze the tungsten.
Via xkcd: Extreme Boating

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