New boulder of 450 Ma Pillow Lava donated to Morrill Courtyard

Car-sized boulder of pillow lava sitting on lawn between two brick buildings built as fallout shelters in the 1950s.

After a journey of 20 miles and 450 million years, a 3-ton specimen of pillow lava has found a home on a grassy area just above the Morrill Courtyard steps. Read more...

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