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New Brunswick, Grand Manan, Lava Pillows
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The rounded billowing rocks along the beach in this area of Grand Manan are called Lava Pillows or Pillow Lava or Pillow Basalt. This strange pillow looking bedrock was formed 200 million years ago from lava eruptions underwater. The rounded lumps of lava are created when the cold sea water cools the lava quickly. New pillows are then pushed up beside or under the previous ones.

Copyright: Jim Watters
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Uploaded: 05/07/2012
Updated: 21/07/2014
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Tags: new brunswick; grand manan; beach; water; lava pillows; pillow lava; pillow basalt
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