£0.00View All
(0) Shopping Cart
Currency
FORTHCOMING EVENTS

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​For details of forthcoming events please click on the 'Shows & Fairs' tab above.​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT LAVA - Isle of Skye

« back
Home > PREVIOUSLY SOLD ITEMS > PREVIOUSLY SOLD BRITISH MINERALS, ROCKS AND RELATED ITEMS

AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT

An interesting rock with a great name!

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Basalt is a dark coloured volcanic rock and when it erupts at the surface it is often full of gas bubbles which formed as the pressure was released on eruption. When the lava hardens into rock the bubbles are left as cavities which are known as vesicles. Over time these cavities often become filled with crystals of minerals such as quartz, calcite or other minerals called zeolites.

These crystal-filled cavities are known as amygdales. The name comes from the latin ‘amygdula’, an almond, because the filled bubbles were frequently flattened and looked like almonds. Any rock with similar filled cavities is known as amygdaloidal.

Provided with a comprehensive label as shown.

Click on a picture for a larger image


Size:  11 x 7 x 6 centimetres
Weight:  484 grams

PRICE: £0.00
Sorry, this item has been sold or is out of stock
AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT LAVA - Isle of Skye
AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT LAVA - Isle of Skye AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT LAVA - Isle of Skye AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT LAVA - Isle of Skye AMYGDALOIDAL BASALT LAVA - Isle of Skye