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Las rocas de la erupción del Hierro (Islas Canarias). OctubreDiciembre 2011

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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.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)37-42
JournalBulletin of the Royal Spanish Society of Natural History
Volume109
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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