Basalt tablet

  • Exhibition Text

    • The composition of the magma that formed this tablet was basically unchanged by its journey from the mantle to the surface, where it erupted to form a smooth, sinuous lava flow.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Volcanoes

      Keywords: Medicine Lake (Cal.), Basalt, Magmas, Lava, Volcanism, Volcanic eruptions

      Audience: General