Basalt Column - ROM2022_18337_30


Basalt Column

Place Collected
Europe, Canada, Nova Scotia, Cumberland Co, Cape D'Or
22 x 4.5 x 4.5 cm
    • 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.
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