Columnar basalt rock

Columnar basalt rock

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Credit: DAVID NUNUK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Columnar basalt rock. Basalt is a fine-grained, extrusive igneous rock found in most lava flows. Its pentagonal and hexagonal geometry is due to contraction on cooling. Basalt is extensively used in the construction industry. Photographed in Canada.

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Keywords: basalt, basaltic, british columbia, canada, canadian, column, columnar, columns, earth science, extrusive, geological, geology, igneous, rock, rocks

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