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pumice


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A very light, fine-grained, and cellular rock produced when the froth on the surface of lava solidifies. See Calcaterra et al. (2007) Geomorph. 87, 3. A pumice raft comprises pumice fragments floating on the sea; one was spotted in 2006 (Geol. News, Nov. 2006).

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