Pumice By Reesa i

Pumice is a rock type of igneous rock that forms during volcano eruptions.

The hardness of pumice is a six.

The color of pumice is light tan.

The luster of pumice is dull.

Pumice is used to fill cracks in hard surfaces like concrete.

Pumice is found all over the world.

Pumice is light enough to float on water.

The pumice can range from a little piece of dust to as big as a house.

Pumice sometimes floats on water for a very long time for days,months,and maybe even years before sinking.

A few years ago about 500,000 tons of pumice was found in the U.S. in Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho.


Created with images by James St. John - "Pumice 3" • James St. John - "Gray pumice" • stux - "lava rock pumice stone" • James St. John - "Dacite pumice (August 2006 eruption of Home Reef Volcano, Tofua Volcanic Arc, central Tonga Islands, sw Pacific Ocean; collected at beach in northern Fiji Islands) 2" • James St. John - "Gray pumice" • James St. John - "Dacite pumice (15 June 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, Luzon Volcanic Arc, western Luzon Island, northern Philippines) 1" • James St. John - "Phonolite pumice (24-25 August 79 A.D. eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, east of Naples, coastal Campania, southern italy)"

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