Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11809
Basalt scoria was erupted from the Soda Lake maar in west-central Nevada. The pen points to an olivine phenocryst; the ejecta also contains abundant phenocrysts of plagioclase and less common clinopyroxene, as well as minor grains of magnetite.
Photo by Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
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