Basanite, La Palma. Canary Isles.

Thin Section Microscope Slide of rock from the Cumbre Vieja volcano, La Palma, Canary Islands. This is the area that is speculated to be the site of a possible flank collapse/tsunami event. Basanite is a silica undersaturated basalt, with phenocrysts of augite. This slide has brown hornblende with altered rims, a pale brown unidentified mineral, and Hauyne/sodalite as colourless grains that are black in xpl.

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