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Hornito
Michael Ort stands beside a hornito atop a Sunset Crater lava flows. Hornito means “little oven,” and they form when fluid, basaltic lava splashes out of a hole in a lava flow's crust and piles up into a cone. Ort thinks someone made corn rocks by placing the cobs on the edge of a hornito like this one.
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