#atozchallenge – D for Did You Know and Diamond

But not the sparkly kind but the rocky one: Diamond Head on Oahu in Hawaii. Diamond Head is a volcanic tuff cone on Oahu and known to Hawaiians as Lē’ahi, most likely from Lae “brow ridge, promontory” plus “ahi” (tuna) because of its shape as the shape of the ridge line resembles the shape of the dorsal fin of a tuna. It’s English name “Diamond Head” was given by British sailors in the 19th century, who thought the calcite crystals on the adjacent beach were diamonds…There’s a popular hike to the top from where you have great views of Honolulu and surroundings.

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