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NOAA Photo Library Image - smwd0053

Columnar basalts at the westernmost tip of mainland Africa. As opposed to having been formed by the breakup of Pangaea, these basalts are dated as Quaternary period and associated with Mamelles Volcano.

Image ID: smwd0053, NOAA's Small World Collection
Location: Senegal, Africa
Photo Date: 2008 February
Photographer: Theresa Turk NMFS/

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