Hexagonal Rocks

Photo: Unknown

While it appears as though someone has hand-cut these interlocking hexagonal shapes at Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, they are in fact a natural phenomenon that occurs when rapidly cooling lava contracts at different cooling rates. This process is what leads to the formation of hexagonal basalt columns.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.