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Found it Lord of the Rocks found “JEEZ, THAT’S SOME DYKE (& PATH)!” EARTHCACHE

Thursday, May 7, 2009Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal

Earth caching rules! and it's fun! That's a motto that I have adopted in relation to EarthCaches. I know I'm biased but hey, what the hell, You have to have some addiction in life. EarthCaches are one of my favourites: light in calories and LOADS of fun.
See how much fun I had with this one by studying the plates attached. TFTC!

This is the reason why everyone comes to visitThe dyke (dark-grey) essentially a fine grained, vuggy basalt is enclosed by a lappilli tuff.

Additional Images Additional Images

With some assistance from JF With some assistance from JF

Precision is the name of the game Precision is the name of the game

And here they are. And here they are.

Tha basalt again Tha basalt again

The enclosing lappilli tuff 2 The enclosing lappilli tuff 2

The lappilli up close 2 The lappilli up close 2

The metallic minerals The metallic minerals

Weighing the other sample Weighing the other sample

The lappilli up close The lappilli up close

The enclosing lappilli tuff 3 The enclosing lappilli tuff 3

The enclosing lappilli tuff The enclosing lappilli tuff

The basalt The basalt

Polishing prior to observation Polishing prior to observation

Cutting the sample for thin-sectioning Cutting the sample for thin-sectioning

Weighing the one sample Weighing the one sample

This is the reason why everyone comes to visit This is the reason why everyone comes to visit

infoAn Earthcache is an educational form of a virtual cache. The reward for these caches is learning more about the planet on which we live - its landscapes, its geology or the minerals and fossils that are found there. Many Earthcaches are in National Parks. Some are multi-cache in form, and some have a physical log book located in or close to a Visitor Center. Earthcaches are developed in association with the Geological Society of America. For more information go to http://www.geosociety.org/earthcache/
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