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Sand from volcanic crater

OUMNH-Hist.Rocks 4012

Holding institution:

Donor:

H.N. Moseley

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

29 September 1874 - 2 October 1874

Form:

Dry

Station/Area Information

Date collected:

29 September 1874 - 2 October 1874

Area:

Gunong Api Island, Banda Islands, Moluccas, Indonesia

Water body:

Banda Sea

Notes:

Specimens in oval card pill box. Writing in ink on lid reads "Sand from the bottom of a small crater shaped cavity about 40 yard in diameter probably formed by eruption and now with a few ferns growing at its bottom but with hot ground & fumeroles around. Gunong Api Banda Banda". To see Oxford University Museum of Natural History's database go to http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/collect/lifecoll2.htm
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