Caption: Fine silica (glass) reticulate pumice formed from molten lava. Molten lava containing high amounts of gas cool rapidly to form this very light-weight and fragile pumice. Pieces of reticulite can be carried in the wind. The lava from Hawaii's active volcano contains over 60% silica (glass).
Magnification*: x14
Type: SEM
Copyright 2000 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 20413C,mineral,lava,reticulite,glass,silica,gas,bubble,pumice,Pele,volcano,volcanic,molten lava,Hawaii,basalt,SEM