Pillow Rocks – Ely, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 47° 54.424 W 091° 50.821
15T E 586161 N 5306614
Quick Description: This historic 15’ rock outcrop is a wonderful example of Ely greenstone, a “rare ellipsoidal lava flow formed beneath primeval seas 2.7 billion years ago.”
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 11/1/2012 7:38:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMFM2X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 2

Long Description:
This historic 15’ rock outcrop is a wonderful example of Ely greenstone, a “rare ellipsoidal lava flow formed beneath primeval seas 2.7 billion years ago.” It is volcanic in origin and there are very few specimens like this in the world. It is easily accessible 24/7 and can be seen on the north side of Main Street in the northeast part of town.

Ellipsoidal lava is also known as "pillow laval" and is any lava characterized by pillow structure and presumed to have formed in a subaqueous environment.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Access fee (In local currency): Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
No specific requirements, just have fun visiting the waymark.
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