The rocks of Hierro eruption (Canary Islands). October-December 2011

Alfredo Aparicio, Carmen Solana

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Abstract

The submarine eruption happened in october-december 2011 in El Hierro island emitted basic lavas forming floating pillows. These pillows are constituted by a border of a few millimeters or centimeters wide of basanitic material and a nucleus constituted by pumice materials of rhyolitic-trachytic composition.

The textural, mineralogical and geochemical data indicate that the origin of these peculiar pillows is a basanitic magma and the pumice rocks represent the earlier magmatic differentiates of this magma carry to the surface by the fluids joint with the magma.
Translated title of the contributionThe rocks of Hierro eruption (Canary Islands). October-December 2011
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)37-42
JournalBulletin of the Royal Spanish Society of Natural History
Volume109
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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