These are NOT generic photos - you're looking at the actual rocks you will
receive when ordering! And all orders are mailed out within one business day at
no extra cost!
This listing is for 6 red / reddish-brown rocks, ranging from 3" - roughly 6"
on their longest axis. They illustrate different types of pockmarking along
their surfaces and exhibit a variety of interesting shapes. Also known as
"scoria" or "cinder", they were hand-picked directly from the Springerville
Volcanic Field, near the White Mountains of east-central Arizona.
Those pockmarks are scoria's most recognizable feature. When they were
expelled from volcanoes that were active here over a half million years ago,
hot gases were captured within the molten lava and trapped as it cooled,
leaving thousands of tiny "pores" within the rock itself. The red color is the
result of their iron content oxidizing during eruption (that's the water
Lava rocks are ideal for use in aquariums and terrariums. They make
exceptional bases for planting succulents and air plants, too! For more
information about why ... and for more information about lava rocks in general
... please visit our blog, with answers to some "Frequently Asked Questions".
We know how to rock here at Arizona Lava Rocks! Ours don't start out in a pile
in some yard! Each rock is individually gathered. It was picked off the ground
because something about it caught our eye. Again, this listing is for the
specific rocks you see in the accompanying photos. Our inventory is constantly
changing - please check out our other listings.