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Photo of the Day – 4/8/13 (Basaltic prisms, Santa Maria Regla, Mexico)

08 Apr

Daily Photo — “Basaltic prisms, Santa Maria Regla, Mexico”

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“The natural phenomenon of columnar basalt is a volcanic byproduct — the (mostly) hexagonal columns form naturally as thick lava rapidly cools, contracting and creating cracks in the surface of the new rock. The site pictured above is near the Santa Maria Regla Hacienda, north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo.”

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