Hawaii  -  Big Island of Hawaii                   
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Virtual Geology Field Trips     
Geology Home Page
Roger Weller, geology instructor   

wellerr@cochise.edu   copyright 2017-R.Weller

last edited:  10/23/17     number of photos:  176


lava flow crossing new road


photos
 

maps of the Big Island                            
overview:  A

Kohala:  A

Mauna Kea:  A
Hualali:  A

Mauna Loa:  A
Kilauea:  A

raised topographic map:  A

crater features
steam vents:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L
lava lake:  A  B  C  D
slump:  A

Kilauea                                                                                                                                         
overview:  A

gases rising from Kilauea (2012):  A  B  C  D  E  F  G
Kilauea crater walls:  A  B  C  D  E  F
Kilauea crater floor:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I
Kilauea fumaroles:  A  B

fumarole and spatter cone:  A
basalt with olivine:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G
 

volcanic materials

Pele's hair:  A  B  C  D  E  F  
Pele's tears:  A  B  C  D  E  F 
volcanic bomb:  A

vesicular basalt:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G
cinders:  A

 

lava flows can be dangerous
Be careful where you park your car.

cooled lava flows-Chain of Craters Road                                                                                                                              
slightly weathered lava flows:  A  B  C  D  E  F  (Amanda Weller)
slightly weathered lava flows:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J (Roger Weller)
close views of lava:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J
lava push-ups:  A  B
molds of trees encased by lava:  A  B  C  D
lava pit:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G
fertile basalt:  A  B  C

lava tube
s
Thurston lava tube:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I 
exiting a lava tube     
 

black sand beach near Hilo 
ropey pahoehoe:  A  
basalt at shoreline:  A  B  C
olivine in basalt:  A  B
black sand:  A  B  C                              

pahoehoe lava flows
active lava flow burning trees:  A  B
pahoehoe lava flows:  A  B  C  D  E
lava flow crossing road:  A  B

waterfalls
Rainbow Falls near Hilo:  A 

















orchids
I know that this has nothing to do with geology,
but when you visit the "Big Island" you need to tour an orchid farm.
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, 11-3051 Volcano Road, Volcano Hawaii 96785
orchids:  A  B  CDE  FG  HI  J  K  L  M 
              NO  PQR  ST  UV  W  XY  Z
courtesy of
Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, 11-3051 Volcano Road,
Volcano Hawaii 96785  (888) 967-6669


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