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Pele's Hair Pele's Tears Rare Volcanic Glass Hawaii

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Did you know that volcanoes produce more than just lava and ash? They also create unique “volcanic rain” called Pele’s Hair and Pele's Tears.

The formation of the rare volcanic glasses Pele’s Hair and Pele's Tears is a captivating process. It all begins with a volcanic eruption - as molten lava is thrust into the air, it stretches and cools rapidly, forming thread-like strands known as Pele’s Hair. These strands are fragile and sometimes over two feet long. They are made of volcanic glass or obsidian. On the other hand, Pele’s Tears form when airborne particles of lava cool and solidify before they hit the ground. These droplet-shaped fragments, usually jet black, are heavier than Pele’s Hair and typically fall closer to the volcano.

Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Pu’u Huluhulu Crater is a small but impressive crater formed during an eruption in 1974. It is believed to be one of the youngest craters on the island and continues to be active, with its last eruption occurring in 1979. The Pu’u Huluhulu Crater is situated on the Kilauea Volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Kilauea has continuously erupted since 1983, making it a popular destination for tourists and scientists. The volcano is home to a diverse range of landscapes, from lava fields to lush rainforests, all shaped by the powerful forces of nature.

Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes. According to legend, she is responsible for creating the beautiful volcanic formations known as her hair and tears, hence the name.

The photo in 5X magnification shows the typical diversity of material that can be found in these specimens.

Ships with: Certificate of Authenticity, disk, tag, tag stand, and description. Size of disk: 1 3/4" diameter by 1/2". ALL SIMILAR YET DIFFERENT. Plexiglass riser and photo cube not included.

Since they are nearby, this material could have been cast from the Pu'u Huluhulu crater or the Kilauea volcano.

The fragile nature of this rare geological volcanic material makes it a great addition to any geological collection. They are visually engaging under a microscope!

This scientific material is Guaranteed Authentic. It was professionally and legally collected and arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity.