honeycomb formation

honeycomb formation

[′hən·ē‚kōm fȯr‚mā·shən]
(geology)
A rock stratum containing large cavities or caverns.
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It is also uncertain whether these remains did in fact derive from the Honeycomb Formation because Carboniferous conglomerate and arkose also crop out at Quaco Head.
An important role of salt weathering in honeycomb formation is accepted for sandstone outcrops lying within the reach of wave splash and salt spray at seashores (e.g., Mustoe, 1982, 2010; Pye and Mottershead, 1995; McBride and Picard, 2004), even though such process is only rarely accompanied by surface crusting.
Nothing surpasses the drama of Roppongi's porous facade, a monumental pixelized screen of 30 000 parallel glass tubes in honeycomb formation that is both reflective and transparent to the pedestrian with kaleidoscopic views into the interior.