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This picture gives a close up on the basaltic hexagonal columns. This type of hexagonal columns is also found in Ireland (Giant causeway), in the Sahara (Hoggar) and in France (Auvergne). It occurs when lava is allowed to cool gently and crystallizes instead of remaining amorphous.

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  • Updated Nov 27, 2004
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