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Holemaaman, or *'Home of Everlasting Fire"

���Photos 50 Brown and Dawson

��Above: A daylight view of the surface of the Kilauea crater in Hawaii, which is nearly nine miles in circum- ferenc2 and has thousands of crevices and gorges through which steam and smoke are constantly pouring forth. These monster firepots bring vividly to mind portions of Dante's Inferno and certain disquieting Biblical passages

��Lava formations in the Kilauea crater. The lava flows out in streams some- times miles in length, its texture being influenced by the manner of cooling. Rapid cooling produces a glass, while slow cooling results in a crys- talline rock. When the lava is full of expanded gases the cooling produc-s a cellular tissue similar to pumice


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