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Or, it may be due to the ions possessing too high a charge to fit the crystal structure of the solid phase such as the triply charged rare earth elements lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), and yttrium (Y), the quadruply charged ions of titanium (Ti), and zirconium (Zr), or the quintuply charged ions of phosphorus (P), tantalum (Ta), and niobium (Nb). The resultant perlite or pitchstone is useless for the production of flaked stone tools since the rock exhibits preferred planes of cleavage.As a magma evolves, further melting and crystallization change the nature of the solids, and crystals may form in the liquid which accept the incompatible elements. However, in some lavas, not all the glass will be hydrated and small remnants may occur called marekanites or "Apache Tears", that have not absorbed water (i.e.Two factors control whether a magma (melt) will form a glass, the rate of cooling and its viscosity, which is determined by its chemical composition. Mount Elden and RS Hill in the San Francisco Volcanic Field, and many of the lesser known domes at Los Vidrios are classic examples of rhyolite dome structures (Nations and Stump 1981). While it is theoretically possible to form a glass from most lavas, the presence of aluminum and silicon oxides in rhyolite greatly facilitates the process (Cann 1983; Cox et al. Classification scheme for volcanic rocks based on alkali element and silica content. Given the local predilections and vagaries of local CEQA enforcement, we are uncertain if it would have been feasible for Archaeological Research to propose a more extensive program then was undertaken.Nevertheless, this report identified deficiencies with respect to federal compliance.Because of this it has no preferred direction of fracture and is entirely isotropic, at least when entirely aphyric.
It must be emphasized that Archaeological Research complied fully with the City of Lakeport’s CEQA compliance process, provided documentation appropriate for the City to comply with relevant state laws and regulations, and completed the work in a timely fashion in a way that did not delay the project.Classification scheme of Cox, Bell, and Pankhurst (1980). Data for Hawaiian volcanoes is from Peterson and Moore (1987). Changes of this kind issue a particular chemical character to a given obsidian. Usually, eruption forms a froth creating pumice or vitrophyres, or is explosive and forms tuffs.In peralkaline glasses, for instance, zirconium can be quite high (1000 ppm), while in peraluminous glasses zircon or other zirconium bearing solids begin at much lower levels (Cann 1983). This was a very common process in the Tertiary in Arizona.