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Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass produced by the rapid cooling of lava. Although similar to rhyolite and granite in composition, it lacks a crystal structure. Instead small crystals of different minerals are suspended inside a glass matrix, making it translucent to opaque black. The name comes from the Latin obsidianus lapis (“stone of Obsius”), after a Roman explorer said to have discovered it in Ethiopia. Although Madagascar is not usually known for its obsidian, a deposit was found in the former Tulear Province in 2019.

Rough Black Obsidian

  • Rough Black Obsidian

    • Source of Origin (location THIS crystal was mined from): Armenia
    • Source(where the crystal is known to grow around the world): Volcanic Regions
    • Weight: Appox. 4.47oz 
    • Size: Large - Approx. 3" x 2.25" x 1.5"
    • Availability: Common
    • Crystal System: Amorhpous
    • Color: Black
    • Chakra: Earth, Root
    • Number: 1
    • Element: Fire
    • Zodiac: Sagittarius
    • Planet: Saturn
    • Benefit: Grounding, Clarity, Intuition, Compassion, Strength, Creativity, Protection, Clearing, Trauma Healing, Inner Peace, Transformation, Truth, Acceptance, Ancestors
  • "A strongly protective stone, Obsidian forms a shield against negativity, providing a grounding cord from the base chakra to the center of the earth. It absorbs negative energies from the environment and blocks psychic attack and negative spiritual influences. Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and constricting beliefs but makes it absolutely clear what lies behind mental distress or disease."

    Hall, Judy. The Encyclopedia of Crystals, New Edition (p. 214). Octopus Books. Kindle Edition. 

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