Name that Lava XX and Alans riddle # 13

While we are waiting for Tongariro, Whaakari (White Island), Askja and El Hierro to do something, what could be better then name a lava riddle?

Picture for the lava competition.

This time around the lava competition is rather straightforward, there will be 3 points awarded. The first one to name both constituents of the stone get the lava point. The first one to name the volcanic mountain (correct version of the name) it comes from gets the second point. The third point would be for the foodstuff that is produced in large amounts at the mountain.

Here are the points awarded:
8 Spica
7 DFMorvan
5 Sissel
5 Ursula
5 Diana Barnes
4 Talla
4 KarenZ
3 Cryphia
2 Doug Merson
2 Hattie
2 Schteve42
2 Irpsit
2 Stephanie Alice Halford
2 Lisa
1 Jim
1 Luisport
1 Inge B
1 Heather B
1 Jamie
1 Henri le Revenant
1 UKViggen
1 Alan C
1 Bobbi

Alans Evil Riddle

Since Alan is out on a walkabout here is one of my efforts at being insidious. As usual, name the mineral:
I do naught,
I make naught.
Joyless in my chair,
deep in my lair,
I think naught.

And the points for being a master at understanding Alans devious mind are as follows:
6 Talla
5 Sissel
3 Henri le Revenant
3 KarenZ
2 Ursula
1 Chypria
1 purohueso745
1 UKViggen
1 lughduniese
1 Carl
1 Spica

Good luck everyone!


218 thoughts on “Name that Lava XX and Alans riddle # 13

  1. I changed all the microscopic images pages ( besides Ejya which will be deleted and done again) to 4 rows and added additional info
    Phew 4 hours work so far today.

  2. A rather odd coincidence. At the same time as the transient started at Hekla strainmeter we had a large tremor spike at Austmannsbunga (Katla). And Hekla strainmeter is the closest strainmeter to Katla. I do not think that it is related really. But it is one of those things that make you look a bit extra.

    For a localized tremor episode that far away to affect a strainmeter is very unlikely, if all stations at Katla had shown that pattern and we where seeing hundreds of Katla quakes, then I would have believed that we where seeing Katla opening. But… Not this time.

    Still looking very closely at Hekla.

    • Hekla is closer. Reason we all are looking at Búrfell is that we know the pattern for it. But Hekla (new since last eruption) is more likely to show the eruption before Búrfell goes haywire. That is at least the theory.

        • I am still waiting for some small Hekla quakes.
          This much localized mountain strain building up should cause something.

          I am not sure this is the run up for a Hekla eruption. But, it is a sign of Hekla being ready, on the other hand we allready knew that… Think she is jelous of talking about New Zealand. 🙂

        • Hi Islander: I was just about to post that you had given us a heads-up last night at 20:44 that something might be going on. 🙂

          • Yes, Helo, well not much to go by, a small hunch re possible Katla happening about 18:30 to 19:00 yesterday – Otherwise rather quiet allaround EQ wise – We after all need some quakes too, before any eruption – But I am watching (as probably everbody else) but dare not say more at moment (nothing yet in news media). Another Volcanocafé “scoop in the making” I guess 😉

  3. Other foodstuff: Dried, smoked or fresh reindeer meat / bear meat / elk meat / (wood) grouse / mountain trout, black pudding, whitefish roe from Kalix, morels, arctic raspberries, cloudberries, lingonberries and bilberries; reindeer milk….
    I think you mean the cloudberries.

  4. Lapland foods:
    Bierggojubttsa – soup of meat and root vegetables
    Suovasbierggo – smoked meat
    Gajakebiergg – dried meat
    Bierggamales – meat
    Guorppa – kind of sausage
    Mallemarffe – blood sausage
    Slabba – bood pancake
    Sahko and Garrpa – types of bread
    Squeaky cheese

    I’m really starting to think that vegetarians would find life difficult in the far North! 🙂

  5. And now there is a small tremor between from 1Hz and upwards. Not at high levels. Shows nicely as tremor at the high resolution. Is it just me, or does this look as Hekla is going ass backwards compared to when it erupted in 2000?

    Still expecting that the mountain strain will be released in a few quakes soon.

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