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NOAA Photo Library Image - mvey0177

Basalt "log" construction at Nan Madol. Each basalt log is separate column of basalt found in area of columnar jointing and weighs hundreds of pounds. Some logs appear to be sufficiently large to weigh over a ton.

Image ID: mvey0177, NOAA's Small World Collection
Location: Ponape
Photo Date: March 1971
Photographer: Dr. James P. McVey, NOAA Sea Grant Program

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