In Silver Sheen Obsidian or Gold Sheen Obsidian, when the material is held in bright light it has a flash of sparkling silver or gold colored chatoyance or light seeming to glow from within.
Both Silver Sheen Obsidian and Gold Sheen Obsidian come from Mexico. The work of the mine is primitive. It is done by shovels, pickaxes and wheelbarrows.
There is also some beautiful Mahogany Obsidian with Gold Sheen coming from Oregon.
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.
It may contain patterns of gas bubbles remaining from the lava flow, aligned along layers created as the molten rock was flowing before being cooled. These bubbles can produce interesting effects such as a golden sheen or silver sheen.
Metaphysical Properties: Silver Sheen Obsidian is a protective stone and wards off negativity. Gold Sheen Obsidian is ideal for enhancing one's direction and clarity of purpose.
OakRocks has been in the rock and mineral business for 30 years. We are a great source for Silver Sheen Obsidian or Gold Sheen Obsidian and carry a variety of Silver Sheen Obsidian or Gold Sheen Obsidian eggs, spheres, and hearts.