The Floater - The Rock That Floats !
The Floater - The Rock That Floats !
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The Floater - The Rock That Floats !

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Own a rock that can float on water !   Put your "floater"  in a bowl of water and watch!

This "Floater" stone is really called pumice. Pumice is an igneous rock that was created when a volcano spewed out super-hot, highly pressurized lava. This causes a high number of gas bubbles to be trapped in the lava .  Then rapid cooling and depressurization causes these gasses to escape, leaving the lava full of holes and foamy.  The result is pumice, a very light rock filled with tiny holes or hollow cavities. So light that it can float!

We use pumice in many ways:  in landscapes, concrete, polishes, toothpaste, pencil erasers and cosmetics.  As an abrasive it is used in scrubbing powders and even to scrape off dry skin!