Where The Lava Meets The Ocean
Photograph - Micrography
This image is a micrograph (photograph through a microscope) of basalt from the popular rocky cliffs at Mokuleia. These cliffs are located on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of O'ahu.
The image is titled �Where the Lava Meets the Ocean� because of the appearance in the image of the mafic (iron-rich) minerals (shown in orange) meeting fine-grained volcanic glass. This creates the appearance of when lava, the engine of creation, first makes contact with the ocean: one of the iconic images of Hawaii.
October 27th, 2012
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