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Mineral resource of the month: pumice and pumicite

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Abstract

The article offers information on pumice, an important commodity for the construction, horticulture and abrasives industries. The commodity is described as an extremely light, highly porous extrusive volcanic rock which was formed due to the rapid cooling of air-pocketed lava. It is noted that the characteristics of pumice make it as an ideal aggregate material in lightweight building blocks in the U.S. and abroad. The leading countries in terms of pumice production are Greece and the U.S.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: pumice and pumicite
Series title:
Earth
Volume
54
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Earth
First page:
29
Last page:
29