Tenerife Basalt
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Description: 

A basalt sample from the Teide volcano on Tenerife. Collected and loaned to us by Dr. Louise Thomas.

The thin section is dominated by randomly oriented and interlocking tablular plagioclase grains, euhedral pink/grey pyroxenes with some colour variations, and an opaque mineral, probably ilmenite. Minor constituents include olivine which sometimes appears as inclusions in the pyroxene.

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Location description: 
Teide Volcano Tenerife
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Good
Timescale:
Timescale: 
Neogene
Ma = Millions of years ago
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igneous
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