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Mass of volcanic rocks floating off New Zealand
See, even mother nature is trying to jump start the world economy, offering up free and easy to harvest natural resources:
'Pumice is made from lava and water and is very lightweight, so it poses no danger to ships. Pumice has a variety of uses: as an ingredient in concrete, polishes and scrubbing cleaners; to stone wash jeans and exfoliate skin."
apparently NOT related to the above water volcano that just errupted there, but probably an undersea volcano.