Joints in igneous rocks

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Title: Joints in igneous rocks
Author: Barker, Daniel S.
Description: One of a series of images with descriptions of igneous and volcanic geological features in field environments.
Department: Geological Sciences
Subject: Danbury granite, Georgia Joshua Tree National Monument, California Aeolian Buttes, California Enchanted Rock, Texas Marble Falls, Texas Carmolli Brothers Quarry, Elberton, Georgia Granite Mountain, Georgia Axum, Ethiopia Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland Devil's Tower, Wyoming Hell's Gate, Kenya Fischer's Tower, Hell's Gate, Kenya Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, Scotland Mendig, Germany Salisbury Crags sill, Edinburgh Weibern quarry, Germany Green Tuff, Pantelleria, Italy Howenegg, Germany Mont Rodeix, Auvergne, France Moiwa, Hokkaido Hochsimmer Basalt, Eifel region, Germany Gembudo, Honshu, Japan Pillow lava Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Fossa di Vulcano, Itlay Kaldaksvisi Canyon, Iceland Takurayama, Honshu, Japan Hochtsberg quarry, Germany Columbia River Basalts, Clearwater River, Idaho Neoclassical building, Bristol, England Dettifoss, Iceland Hjalparfoss, Iceland Hljodarkletter, Iceland Oriented fractures Slip Stress Flexure Unloading Volume decrease Shrinking Cooling Orthogonal joints Erosional unloading Subhorizontal Curving joints Sheet structure Prismatic joints Columnar joints Orthogonal joints Volcanology Volcanic rocks Exfoliation Pop up structures Tent structures Quarrying Sheet structure Structural geology Geomorphology Hydrogeology Quarry engineers Prismatic joint orientation Intrusive body Extrusive body Cooling isotherms Le Pas de Cere, Cantal volcano, France Basalt lava flow River valley Ball-and-socket joints Feeder Diverging joints Rhyolite flow Diverging joints Sill Resource extraction Lava Underground workings Millstones Paving stones Welded pyroclastic flow Aa Alteration channels Erosion Andesite dikes Paleovalley Lava flows Breadcrust bomb Jointed basalt Chisel marks Pinch-and-swell structures Platy joints Unoriented joints Entablature Unoriented fractures Cooling flow Ice Dike Joints Igneous rocks Field geology
Date: 2009-03

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