No. 19 Inverted topography, basalt flow-filled valley turned plateau

Last known location: Eagle River, AK

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This wooden block features an a basalt (black walnut) capped plateau carved by rivers from a stratified sequence of poplar, beech, movingui, maple, purple heart, and Brazilian cherry layers that are cut by a both reverse and normal faults. The basalt flow is erupting from the base of a cinder cone of black walnut. The base of the block measures roughly 5 by 4 3/4 inches square and is finished with linseed oil and beeswax.

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