Firm Wants to Sell Mauna Kea Ash for Mars Training

The AP reports a company says the volcanic ash between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa resembles that of Mars and wants to sell it to NASA for training.

Geohazards Consultants International wants state permission to remove 3,000 square yards of surface soil to excavate 2 or 3 feet of ash.

Geohazards Consultants is headed by retired Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientist Jack Lockwood.