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Icelandic Rocks and the Giants Causeway formations. 4ºEP. Why basaltic rocks have hexagonal shape?

03 Oct

Basalt and igneous rocks show a wonderful landscape in Iceland, In Northern Ireland or in some parts of America.  Here you can see some pictures where the geometrical shapes that basalt produce with other natural landscapes as huge as glaciers but in this case with very hot lava.

NORTHERN IRELAND, THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY

giants causeway 3.

ICELAND HEXAGONAL ROCKS, BEACHES AND RIVERS OF LAVA.

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But you can see this in the Devils Tower in Wyoming USA.

Follow the kink for more information.

http://www.allblackhills.com/nature/devils_tower.php

Visit this website with some explanations about this hexagonal formations.
http://geology.about.com/library/bl/images/blbasaltcolumns.htm

And check this website to see the formations in the Giants Causeway too.
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/bizarre/news-giant%E2%80%99s-causeway-ireland-bizarre-regularity-basalt-columns

 
2 Comments

Posted by on 3 October, 2014 in 4EP, 4EP SCIENCE, Minerals

 

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2 responses to “Icelandic Rocks and the Giants Causeway formations. 4ºEP. Why basaltic rocks have hexagonal shape?

  1. mateo

    11 December, 2014 at 20:57

    impresionant

     
    • nachohs

      11 December, 2014 at 20:59

      Amazing or impressive

       

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