Transcript for scene 20 of the video " Floods and Ice Age - Part 2" by Rolf Witzsche  

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Basalt is a type of stone that melts at 1,200 degrees

Basalt is a type of stone that melts at 1,200 degrees Celsius. It is basically lava and exists in a number of extremely large surface deposits around the world, in the form of flood basalt provinces. The Siberian Traps is one of the largest, in the range of 5 million cubic-kilometres in volume. India also has a large deposit sitting unused on the ground, though smaller in volume.

 

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