achnelith

GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS
A type of juvenile fragment characterized by smooth, glassy molded surfaces formed from lava spray from extremely fluid mafic eruptions (Walker and Croasdale, 1972).

Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. . 2001.

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  • pele's hair — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A type of achnelith composed of thin, hair like strands of volcanic glass. These thin, cylindrical strands of volcanic glass are commonly golden in color, have diameters between 1 500mm in diameter, and may be up to 1… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

  • pele's tears — GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMS A type of achnelith composed of small droplets of shiny black volcanic glass that have been ballistically molded and quenched during flight into spherical, dumbbell, or tadpole shapes. These droplets generally range… …   Glossary of volcanic terms

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