Alkalic Olivine Basalt


Alkalic Olivine Basalt




Hand Sample: Aphanitic dark gray vesicular basalt. Vesicles are common throughout sample and range in size from 0.1 to 3.5cm in diameter. Individual olivine crystals are found throughout the sample and range in size from 0.1 to 0.4cm in length.
Thin Section: Groundmass dominated by plagioclase, glass and pyroxenes. Large phenocrysts of euhedral to subhedral olivine can be observed throughout the sample in addition to occasional vesicles.


Sample collected in January, 1969.


Western Minerals

Is Part Of

Volcanic Phenomena Suite - The Hawaiian Islands of Hawaii and Oahu

Spatial Coverage

Kailua - Island of Hawaii

Sample collected on same road as HA-27. Collected 0.35 miles from junction of road to Kona airport and Paloui Road.