Ropy lava rock

Ropy lava rock

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Caption: Fragments of lava rock with a ropy aspect. A common term to designate lavas with forms like these (billowy, undulating, ropy) is Pahohoe. They are an indication that the lava from which they have set (clotted) had a relatively high viscosity.

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