thread-lace scoria

GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
See "reticulite".

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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  • Scoria — is a textural term for macrovesicular volcanic rock. It is commonly, but not exclusively, basaltic or andesitic in composition. Scoria is light as a result of numerous macroscopic ellipsoidal vesicles, but most scoria has a specific gravity… …   Wikipedia

  • reticulite — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS An exceptionally porous type of scoria containing porosities ranging from 95 99% (Vergniolle and Mangan, 2000, p. 447; McPhie et al., 1993, p. 27). Commonly referred to as thread lace scoria, reticulite is made up of a… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

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