A3_6 Hot Stuff

Adam Yeo, Hannah Routledge, Jacob Lewis, Dikshita Meggi


In the hit game ”Minecraft”, lava poses a huge threat to your progress as well as being a valuable resource. In this paper we analyse how lava is programmed into Minecraft and attempt to categorise it as a mafic or felsic lava. Since lava in the game moves at around 2 3ms−1 , the lava shares similar properties to a basaltic lava at around 1160◦ Celsius, with a coefficient of viscosity of around 6.82x102P as and is therefore most likely mafic. This calculation however assumes the lava flow in game is non-turbulent and does not explain why obsidian is formed when the lava interacts with water.

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