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Pillow Lavas

Columbia River Basalt flow

Hwy 197, near The Dalles, Oregon

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Columbia River Basalt flow
Columbia River Basalt flow

Pillow Structure CRB lava flow Pillow Lavas pillow structure
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Pillow Lavas Lava Pillow

Pillow structure forms when mafic lavas flow into water.


Go to First Pillow Lava Picture

Go to CVO Website - Columbia River Basalt Group (CRBG)
Go to USGS Photo Glossary: Pillow lava
Go to LCC Columnar Basalt Pictures Web Page
Go to LCC Earth Sciences LINKS Page


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LCC Pillow Lavas Images Index Page 03-26-04
Image by David Cordero
dcordero@lcc.ctc.edu