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

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

You can see lots of information, in spanish, about geology of Iceland on this video

And these are our rocks in class

 
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Posted by on 10 January, 2019 in 4EP, 4EP SCIENCE, Minerals

 

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