Rock Your World – Lava Associated with Volcanoes

Before we explore some of the personality types you’re about to run into, you should know about the types of lava you’re going to encounter.

Volcanoes usually involve one of the following lava types:

  • Rhyolite
  • Dacite
  • Andesite
  • Basalt
  • Komatiite


Hottest Eruption Temperatures:  Komatiite and Basalt

Middle Ground: Andesite

Lowest Eruption Temperatures: Rhyolite and Dacite



Highest Viscocity (aka – flows as well as peanut butter): Rhyolite and Dacite

Middle Ground: Andesite

Lowest Viscosity (aka – flows like honey): Basalt and Komatiite



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