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Lava Sampling
Lava Sampling
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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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Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


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Type: JPEG image - 275.88 KB
Dimensions: 1200 x 900

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