shelly pahoehoe

GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
A type of pahoehoe lava characterized by highly vesicular, extremely fragile crusts that form over hollow lava blisters. The surfaces of these blisters break easily when stepped upon, giving the impression of walking on eggshells (Kilburn, 2000, p. 295).

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