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post by climatechange - 08/13/2012
http://usa.r360.com/coil-web/rest/files/contents/51717901

Mass of volcanic rocks floating off New Zealand
See, even mother nature is trying to jump start the world economy, offering up free and easy to harvest natural resources:

'Pumice is made from lava and water and is very lightweight, so it poses no danger to ships. Pumice has a variety of uses: as an ingredient in concrete, polishes and scrubbing cleaners; to stone wash jeans and exfoliate skin."

apparently NOT related to the above water volcano that just errupted there, but probably an undersea volcano. 





Replied - 08/15/2012
http://usa.r360.com/coil-web/rest/files/contents/51809361

Source of mysterious Pacific pumice 'raft' found, NASA says
On Aug. 9, the HMNZS Canterbury ship observed the floating pumice "island" ? measuring a whopping 300 miles (482 kilometers) in length and more than 30 miles (48 km) wide.

Darn hard to miss that if you happened by.  NASA has been on a roll lately.




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