Basalt is the source rock of other more evolved volcanic rocks like dacite, rhyolite, etc. Basalt pebbles near the southern tip of La Palma slowly transforming into black sand typical to volcanic oceanic islands. Basalt sample collected near the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland. Width of sample 8 cm. Gabbro is a coarsegrained (intrusive) equivalent of basalt. This sample of gabbro comes from La Plama.