Scoria

Title

Scoria

Identifier

HA-26

Description

Hand Sample: Microcrystalline vesicular, dark-gray to black scoria. Vesicle size varies throughout the sample, ranging from larger circular vesicles with a diameter of approx. 1.5 cm on one surface and small vesicles (less than 0.1cm in diameter) on the opposite face. Sample has low specific gravity due to abundance of vesicles.
Thin Section : Groundmass composed of glass and microcrystaline grains of plagioclase. Large elongated vesicles are observed throughout the thin section.

Date

Sample collected in January, 1969.

Contributor

Western Minerals

Is Part Of

Volcanic Phenomena Suite - The Hawaiian Islands of Hawaii and Oahu

Spatial Coverage

Hualalai - 9 miles north of Hohokahua - Island of Hawaii
Sample collected just above HA-25. Collected just North of Relay Tower and approx. one mile southeast of the highway.

Temporal Coverage

1801

Number of Thin Sections

1

Geolocation