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TitleBasalt with pyroxene and olivine, Hawaii
DescriptionThis is a typical sample of weathered basalt from near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. It contains coarse crystals of black pyroxene and somewhat smaller crystals of green (weathered to brown) olivine. The individual mineral crystals are hard to see if you do not look at an enlarged view. The specimen is about 7 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ Hawaii. Just east of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2001-04-24.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #5017.
Key wordsasalt, pyroxene, olivine, Hawaii
Tech details395 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number390