Pillow lava

Pillow lava

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Caption: Pillow lava with pale muddy limestone between pillows. Each pillow shows outer, rapidly cooled, dark glassy layers enclosing grey vascular basalt. Note the deformed shapes of some pillows, showing that they were soft as they piled up on the sea floor. New Zealand, Cape Wanbrow.

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Keywords: calcite, calcite veins, deep sea lava, geology, hydrothermal lava, lava, limestone, muddy limestone, pillow, pillow lava, pillows, volcanic features, volcano

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