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 Post subject: Rano Raraku
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:52 pm 
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Time to rock out with a little geology! Doing a little research on Rapa Nui moai, I found a paper on the island's volcanic rocks. The main quarries for the moai were in the Rano Raraku volcanic unit, an ash deposit erupted in association with water. It's low density made it easier to work than other volcanic rocks on the island, but that and its composition make it more susceptible to weathering.

Rano Raraku would also make an excellent surf rock band name.


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Rano Raraku would also make an excellent surf rock band name.


Agreed! Are you into surf music? I am.

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 Post subject: Re: Rano Raraku
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Yep, I like seeing surf/surfabilly bands live. Like Messer Chups, Phantomatics, the Phantom Royals (now defunct), Los Straightjackets (saw them with Nick Lowe). Old stuff is cool too. There were some good surf bands at Viva Las Vegas last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Rano Raraku
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shonkenite wrote:
Time to rock out with a little geology! Doing a little research on Rapa Nui moai, I found a paper on the island's volcanic rocks. The main quarries for the moai were in the Rano Raraku volcanic unit, an ash deposit erupted in association with water. It's low density made it easier to work than other volcanic rocks on the island, but that and its composition make it more susceptible to weathering.

Rano Raraku would also make an excellent surf rock band name.


Pretty interesting stuff! Thanks for sharing.


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