Las Restingolitas on display in Tenerife

As I noted in the El Hierro eruption post, scientists say that they’ve never before seen anything like the volcanic material coming up as smoking lava bombs which they’ve called Las Restingolitas in honour of the little town of La Restinga so close to the eruption zone.  On the outside is a dark glassy substance, thought to be some sort of basalt composition comprising minerals of peridot, pyroxene, magnetite and…

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Happy New Year – Feliz Año Nuevo 2012

To all those who follow my posts on this blog, a very Happy New Year. I hope that 2012 brings all that you would wish to make your life happy and fulfilled. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE       —–      FELIZ AÑO NUEVO A TODOS

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