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  • Pumice is a textural term for a volcanic rock that is a solidified frothy lava composed of highly microvesicular glass pyroclastic with very thin, translucent bubble walls of extrusive igneous rock.
  • Pumice is considered a glass because it has no crystal structure.
  • Pumice is volcanic rock formed during explosive eruptions and resembles a sponge, because it consists of a network of gas bubbles frozen amidst fragile volcanic components and minerals.
  • Since pumice is a volcanic rock, and retains its useful properties only when it is young and unaltered, pumice deposits are found in areas with young volcanic fields.
  • Pumice is highly vesicular silicic to mafic foam, which will commonly float on water.
  • Pumice rocks are igneous rocks which were formed when lava cooled quickly above ground.
  • Methods of exploration include digging wells and trenches.
  • Pumice is widely used to make lightweight concrete or insulative low-density 'breeze-block' type bricks.
  • "Pumice stones" are often used in salons during the pedicure process to remove dry and excess skin from the bottom of the foot as well as calluses.
  • The volcanic soils with their natural structure, the decayed plants, with the supplement nourishment that were provided by animal and human life; it provides very convenient milieu in order to grow plant.
  • The pumice stone gives opportunity to do the cleaning without giving damage to the surface of building, because of the pumiceís soft abrading feature.
  • The pumice is used again as a material for television tube correction, glass polishing, cut glass completing.
  • The remainder of the pumice mined is used in abrasives, horticulture, landscaping, and for washing blue jeans.
  • In the United States, Arizona, California, New Mexico and Oregon are the major producers of pumice, accounting for the majority of the nationís pumice and pumicite production
  • Pumiceís abrasive nature makes it a useful ingredient in soaps, cleansers, and dental products.

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