Everything You Need To Know About Basalt Fountains
Basalt is a volcanic stone and is one of the most common types of rock. The crust or skin on the outside of the columns will show a patina that can range from beige to reddish to black. It may also contain a variety colors. Basalt's interior is often black with a rich shine. Basalt is a dense, crystalline material that is about 10% heavier than granite
A basalt column's hexagonal shape is formed when lava flows begin to cool from the inside. Fissures can form and expand. The lava flow eventually hardens into a honeycomb-shaped collection of columns. This creates a unique stone that can be used to make an attractive fountain.
After quarrying this remarkable material in Mongolia, they polish the alternating sides of the stone to highlight it. This creates a beautiful fountain that blurs the lines between rustic and refined. The natural facets have weathered for millions of years and may show some minor flaking which adds to the appeal.
These natural wonders can be found on nearly every continent. The most notable are the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, and Columbia River Gorge, Washington, USA.
Basalt fountains can be used to bring the sound of running water into your garden. This fountain is a popular choice for homeowners looking to improve the aesthetic appeal of their gardens. Although they are usually sold in sets of three of different heights, single basalt fountains can be beautiful focal points.