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9 April 2010

Hol(e)y basalt, Batman!

Today, our theme is vesicles. Here are some images of vesicles in basaltic lava flows in the Owens Valley of California, the same spot where we saw the baked fanglomerate that I showcased a few days back. In this photo (and the zoomed-in detail shot below), you can see a couple of things. One is the size difference of the vesicles as you go up in the flow. Bigger bubbles …


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