Getting Stoned With Lava From Iceland


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Today on Getting Stoned, I want to tell you about some cool lava specimens I got in the mail last week. Earlier this month, a volcanic eruption in Iceland erupted and one of my friends actually was able to go and collect lava samples.

She did so safely and there's even a video she posted on her YouTube channel--the link will be below. Anyway, she was kind enough to send me a few samples. I took video and photos before applying glaze over the samples. She told me they would oxidize if I didn't apply any type of protective coating. She also told me that these samples came straight from the earth's magma.

In her video, you can clearly see her in a protective suit as she walks up to the lava flow which is black on the top yet liquid magma on the bottom. Using a tool, she digs into the molten lava and scoops it up--you can see her walking with the shovel carrying the molten lava. She deposited it into a container and the video ended.

I also created a video of the specimens and the link is below.

My friend’s video of her gathering lava.

My video of the samples.

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