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Snowflake Obsidian 3 Inch
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Mineral Description
 
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This black and white snowflake obsidian comes from Utah, USA. This obsidian has not been tumbled to remove the outer scale that occurs naturally. Some edges have been chipped off revealing the bright white snowflakes while other sides the snowflakes are more muted.

These are beautiful examples of natural snowflake obsidian vs. the tumbled or polished versions so common in the marketplace.

You will receive one specimen from 3 inches to 3 1/2 inches and weighing between 7 and 9 ounces.

Bulk Purchase Specimen
You are buying one rock. You will receive a rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rock shown. The photograph with multiple rocks is so you can see the range of differences in this bulk purchase specimen listing. Photographing and listing every rock separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.

Obsidian is the result of volcanic lava coming in contact with water. Often the lava pours into a lake or ocean and is cooled quickly. This process produces a glassy texture in the resulting rock. Iron and magnesium give the obsidian a dark green to black color.

Pliny's Natural History features volcanic glass called "Obsidianus", so named from its resemblance to a stone found in Ethiopia by one Obsius. Obsidian was valued in Stone Age cultures because, like flint, it could be fractured to produce sharp blades or arrowheads. Like all glass and some other types of naturally occurring rocks, obsidian breaks with a characteristic conchoidal fracture.

Rarely, obsidian has an iridescent or metallic "sheen" caused by light reflecting from minute inclusions of mineral crystals, rock debris, or gas. These colored specimens are known as "rainbow obsidian," "golden obsidian," or "silver obsidian," depending upon the color of the sheen or iridescence. These specimens are very desirable for the manufacture of jewelry.

HEALING PROPERTIES

A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit. Snowflake Obsidian helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation (office, commute, home, etc.) presents itself. Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a space or person with ease.

Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns. A good choice for past life work, Snowflake Obsidian heals old karmic patterns and helps in examining harmful thought patterns. Snowflake Obsidian promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state.

In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective root chakra stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: dark green to dark brown and black, also can show sheens of gold or green, yellow, blue and/or purple coloration. Sometimes with white inclusions.

Luster: Vitreous

Transparency: Obsidian is translucent in any stone of appreciable size.

Crystal System: Does not apply because obsidian is amorphous.

Habits: Compact nodules or as massive layers between other volcanic rocks.

Fracture: Conchoidal

Hardness: 5 - 5.5

Specific Gravity: 2.6

Streak: White

Best Field Indicators: Color, fracture, flow bubbles, softness, association with other volcanic rocks and lack of crystal faces.


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