Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 2220 Columns

Instructions and Help about Form 2220 Columns

Too many geology the too many geology hello young people columnar basalt hiking today near Othello Washington look at these columns they're perfect and 50 feet high these columns are found in Iraq called basalt which is a lava flow rock we have them all over Eastern Washington but we can also find columns like this Devil's Tower in Wyoming Giant's Causeway in Ireland we've even found columnar basalt on Mars here in Eastern Washington the Ice Age floods came barreling through this country thousands of years ago ripping up a lot of bedrock and exposing these columns to figure out why the columns form how about we actually climb to the top of these columns walk around up there see if we can't figure things out come on let's get up there each of these is a column we're up on top of them now these cracks are 50 feet deep and these cracks with this beautiful pattern are found all through nature you go to a drying mud puddle after a thunderstorm and you see cracks like this you go to the Arctic and you see permafrost with cracks in these shapes these lavas cooled 10.5 million years ago when the lava came in at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and probably cooled over the course of a century 100 years of cooling these cracks got established back then as the lava was cooling contracting surfaces shrinking and the net result columnar basalt narrow fellow Washington it's all out here see Cooley's Rocks and canyons is scenery right here for you and me two minute geology