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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
An unusual rock made of mineral fibers. Pele's hair is a mass of golden-brown fibers of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=basalt basalt] glass that are formed from the lava spray of basaltic magma during a volcanic eruption. It was named after the volcanic eruption of Mount Pele on Martinique in 1981.
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An unusual rock made of mineral fibers. Pele's hair is a mass of golden-brown fibers of [[basalt|basalt]] glass that are formed from the lava spray of basaltic magma during a volcanic eruption. It was named after the volcanic eruption of Mount Pele on Martinique in 1981.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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mineral wool
 
mineral wool
  
== Authority ==
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==Resources and Citations==
  
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 513
 
* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 513
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* R.F.Symmes, T.T.Harding, Paul Taylor, ''Rocks, Fossils and Gems'', DK Publishing, Inc., New York City, 1997
 
* R.F.Symmes, T.T.Harding, Paul Taylor, ''Rocks, Fossils and Gems'', DK Publishing, Inc., New York City, 1997
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pele%27s_hair (Accessed Mar. 20, 2006)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pele%27s_hair (Accessed Mar. 20, 2006)
  
  
  
 
[[Category:Materials database]]
 
[[Category:Materials database]]

Latest revision as of 13:48, 8 September 2022

Pele's hair

Description

An unusual rock made of mineral fibers. Pele's hair is a mass of golden-brown fibers of Basalt glass that are formed from the lava spray of basaltic magma during a volcanic eruption. It was named after the volcanic eruption of Mount Pele on Martinique in 1981.

Synonyms and Related Terms

mineral wool

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 513
  • R.F.Symmes, T.T.Harding, Paul Taylor, Rocks, Fossils and Gems, DK Publishing, Inc., New York City, 1997

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