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Title: Lava Sampling
Description: An HVO geologist takes a sample of active lava within a lava tube. The fluid lava sticks to the heavy hammer head at the end of the cable when it is lowered into the swiftly moving lava stream. These samples are analyzed routinely to track changes in lava chemistry.
Location: Kilauea, HI, USA
Date Taken: Apr 15 2010
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