Centre of Volcanic Textures (CVT)

The Centre of Volcanic Textures (CVT) is a unique collection of volcanic loose products and rocks. They are the result of complex processes during magma rise, fragmentation during eruption, storage, cooling and deformation. The analysis of volcanic textures provides a powerful tool for the reconstruction of these processes, both in young volcanic fields and in ancient volcanic sequences.

The aim of the collection is to cover the entire width of the microstructure of all volcanic rocks on earth. The geographical breadth of the collection with pieces from Germany, Europe and overseas is considerable. The pieces were and are mainly collected by the operator himself. In the course of its 20-year existence, colleagues and guests have successively added valuable pieces to the collection.

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