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Snowflake Obsidian

snowflake-obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian, a black obsidian with whitish-gray spots of radiating needle-shaped cristobalite crystals, is from Millard County, Utah.

Approximately 2.5 million years ago (late Tertiary Period), volcanic eruptions in the Black Spring area of the Black Rock Desert in western Utah spewed out volcanic rocks rhyolite, pumice, and obsidian.

Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass. This glassy, lustrous mineral is found in lava flows. Obsidian is produced when lava cools very quickly. The lava cools so quickly that no crystals can form.  Obsidian has been used since the Stone Age for arrowheads and tools.

Metaphysical Properties: Snowflake Obsidian enables one to make the best of a bad situation by clearing negative and self-defeating thoughts.

OakRocks has been in the rock and mineral business for 30 years. We are a great source for Snowflake Obsidian, and carry a variety of Snowflake Obsidian cabochons, Snowflake Obsidian rough rock, Snowflake Obsidian eggs, polished rocks and animal carvings.