Geology for Global Development

Friday Photo (119) – Pacaya Lava Store, Guatemala

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Lava Store, Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

An entrepreneurial Guatemalan sets up a lava store next to Pacaya (my understanding is that they sold products made from the lava, not just pieces of it – which are in abundance in the area!). This store was destroyed by the 2nd March 2014 lava flow.

(Credit: Joel Gill, February 2014)

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Joel is the Founder/Director of Geology for Global Development (@Geo_Dev) an organisation working to support geologists to make a sustainable contribution to the fight against global poverty. He is an interdisciplinary researcher, with a PhD in geography (natural hazards), and research interests in multi-hazard frameworks, disaster risk reduction, rural water projects, and sustainable development. This work has taken him to Chile, China, Guatemala, India, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Joel is currently based at the British Geological Survey, and tweets at @JoelCGill.