Real Apache Tears only come from the Imerys Perlite Quarry in Superior, Arizona. That is the only location where obsidian nodules are found in a naturally rounded shape and have a smoky translucent color. All the other obsidian nodules that are not rounded and have a gray translucent color that other sellers are selling as Apache Tear are not the authentic Apache Tears.
The mine in Superior Arizona was recently locked down from any more collecting. The only way to get these is to find "old stock". I recently purchased 500 pounds of old stock from a rock shop that closed their business about 10 years ago. Apache Tears normally only grow about 1 inch size or smaller. Large ones like this are rare to come across.
For every quantity of 1 ordered you will receive 10 Apache Tears from the lot shown in the photos that are 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch and a total weight of 7 to 9 ounces.
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Apache Tears are a type of Black Obsidian, but they have a more friendly vibration than some of the other types of Obsidian. They are strong stones for grounding and protection, and to aid you to clear negative emotions that may be holding you back. Their strong energy works within the base or root chakra, where it will move excess energy down into the earth chakra for grounding with Mother Gaia. Their energy within the sacral or navel chakra helps to aid the removal of disharmonious energies in relationships. They assist with the reduction of toxins in the body by aiding their removal. They may calm muscle spasms and enhance vitality and strength within the body.They may bring through joy as they encourage you to feel more positive about life. Within the heart chakra their energy will assist the emotional body to heal, from old issues of an emotional nature. Because they do absorb so much negativity, they will need to be regularly cleansed using one of the methods to cleanse your crystals.
Apache tears is the popular term for rounded pebbles of obsidian or "obsidianites" composed of black or dark-colored natural volcanic glass, usually of rhyolite composition and bearing conchoidal fracture. Also known by the lithologic term "marekanite", this variety of obsidian occurs as subrounded to subangular bodies up to about 2 inches in diameter, often bearing indented surfaces. Internally the pebbles sometimes contain fine bands or microlites and though in reflected light they appear black and opaque, they may be translucent in transmitted light. They are a type of Black Obsidian Stone found in the south-western USA and Mexico. The meaning of their name comes from an American Indian legend. It was said that certain members of this tribe were pursued by the Cavalry, and although they fought bravely they were outnumbered. Rather than be captured they jumped off the cliff to their deaths. The distraught women of the tribe cried dark tears of grief, which fell to the earth, and formed into these dark strangely shaped stones. It is believed that their tears formed into reality as these unusual stones, so people will always remember what happened.
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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