Today’s set of textures contains six really nice vintage basalt rock textures from rock formations by the mountain Hvalnesfjall in east part of Iceland, around 400km from the capital Reykjavik. It’s a beautiful area with the views of Vestrahorn near Höfn í Hornafirði on one side and the steep mountainside on the other side with the main road in between. It’s a lovely place to stop if you are driving the main road around the island.
Basalt is a dark-colored, fine-grained, igneous rock composed mainly of plagioclase and pyroxene minerals. It most commonly forms as an extrusive rock, such as a lava flow, but can also form in small intrusive bodies, such as an igneous dike or a thin sill. Basalt underlies more of Earth’s surface than any other rock type. Most areas within Earth’s ocean basins are underlain by basalt. Although basalt is much less common on continents, lava flows and flood basalts underlie several percent of Earth’s land surface. Basalt is a very important rock.
I found these rock formations to be interesting because they look a lot like layered or sedimentary material, with small pieces of rock being loose or broken off. As both overlays and stand-alone backgrounds, I’m pretty sure that these textures will be great to add a little vintage feeling to your work.
As the year 2016 is coming to an end I would like to thank you for visiting Stockvault and downloading our free images and textures. 2017 is going to be a great year with lot’s of new freebies and designs. Happy New Year!
Free Vintage Basalt Rock Textures
Hvalnesfjall Mountain Side
Here’s a photo I took of Hvalnesfjall. Click the photo to view the place on Google Maps.
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