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pele tears

Pele's tears

Pele’s tears is a geological term for small pieces of solidified lava drops formed when airborne particles of molten material fuse into tearlike drops of volcanic glass. Pele’s tears are jet black in color and are often found on one end of a strand of Pele's hair. Pele's tears is primarily a scientific term used by volcanologists.

Pele's tears, like Pele's hair, is named after Pele the Hawaiian fire goddess of volcanoes.

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