Basalt Ain’t Boring
by Siobhan Fraser - 16:58 on 16 November 2015
I took this photo inside Fingal’s Cave on a visit to Staffa. I find this spectacular on so many different levels. First, the actual structure of Staffa – about 60 million years ago there was a large basalt lava flow. As this basalt lava cooled it contacted, and formed these 6-sided columns. Second, grey ain’t boring either! Have a closer look. On the lower right hand side you will see pinks, red and orange tinges. On the left hand side there are turquoises/blue and green tinges. A real mix of colour!