Oceanite

Title

Oceanite

Identifier

HA-16

Description

Hand Sample: Aphanitic dark gray vesicular basalt with olivine crystals scattered throughout. The olivine crystals are most common in this sample than in other samples within the suite. Sample was collected from an olivine-rich zone within Mauna Loa flow.
Thin Section: Groundmass composed of mainly of glass, plagioclase, microcrystals of clinopyroxene. Thin section also contains phenocrysts of olivine and pyroxene.

Date

Sample collected January, 1969

Contributor

Western Minerals

Spatial Coverage

Southern edge of Mauna Loa - Island of Hawaii

Temporal Coverage

1868

Number of Thin Sections

1

Geolocation