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Locality: Massif Central, France
Size: 16.8 x 10.3 x 3 cm
Type: Pyroclastic rock (igneous rock)
Description: Pyroclasts are defined as fragments generated by disruption as a direct result of volcanic action. Bombs - pyroclasts the mean diameter of which exceeds 64 mm. Volcanic bombs are formed when a volcano ejects viscous fragments of lava during an eruption. They cool into solid fragments before they reach the ground. Because volcanic bombs cool after they leave the volcano, they are extrusive igneous rocks.
Cow pie bombs are formed when highly fluid magma falls from moderate height, so the bombs do not solidify before impact (they are still liquid when they strike the ground). They consequently flatten or splash and form irregular roundish disks, which resemble cow dung.
Concept & 3D-modelling by Andrei Ionut APOPEI