Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Lekolith

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1384
This is a landscape consisting of rounded disc-like lava pits called lekoliths. The formation of a lekolith is similar to that of a driblet cone. The diameter is generally 0.5–2 m, and the base diameter is 1.5–3.5 m. Large lekoliths can reach 5 m in diameter and are approximately 1 m tall. Lekoliths are an elementary form of driblet cone. They have a lower frequency of intermittent gas emissions and lava eruptions, usually only three to four times; hence, there is only three to four layers of lava (Fig. 18).
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