Basalt Column - ROM2022_18337_30

ROM2022_18337_30

Basalt Column

Place Collected
(Object)
:
Europe, Canada, Nova Scotia, Cumberland Co, Cape D'Or
Dimensions:
22 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Petrology Taxonomy
    • Specimen Genetic ClassIgneous
    • Specimen CategoryExtrusive
    • Specimen GroupBasalt
Object number: ROMESM13183
Credit Line: Collected by Dr. A.L.Parsons and Dr. T.L. Walker, July 1923
Not on view
DescriptionIgneous Extrusive Collection - basalt column or also known as columnar basalt, are formed by cooling and contracting lava from centres, causing their uniform, hexagonal shape.
If you see an error or have additional information, please contact us by clicking here.