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Pillow andesite from a lake

Pillow andesite from a lake

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This pillow is from the Xitle volcano, on which part of Mexico City is built. It formed when lava flowed into a man-made reservoir.

Provided by Prof. Hugo Delgado Granados, University of Mexico

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Volcanoes

Keywords: Mexico, Volcanoes, Magmas, Lava, Volcanism

Audience: General