Volcanic basalt formations, 18th century

Volcanic basalt formations, 18th century

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Caption: Volcanic basalt formation. 18th-century illustration of visitors viewing and measuring several spherical formations embedded in basalt columns in the volcanic mountains of the Ardennes, near Pradelle, France. These structures (extrusive igneous rocks) form when molten rock (magma) from below the Earth's surface rises to the surface during volcanic activity. The geometry of the formations is due to contraction on cooling. Artwork from 'Mineralogie des volcans' (1784) by French geologist Barthelemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819).

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