Mineral resource of the month: Pumice and pumicite

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Pumice is an extrusive igneous volcanic rock formed through the rapid cooling of air-pocketed lava, which results in a low-density, high-porosity rock. Fine-grained pumice, or pumicite, is defined as minute grains, flakes, threads or shards of volcanic glass, with a size finer than 4 millimeters. 

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: Pumice and pumicite
Series title Earth
Volume November 2015
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
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