RAINBOW OBSIDIAN:  Volcanic Silica Glass

RAINBOW OBSIDIAN

Check out our online Mineral Store, click here.


APPLICATIONS:

Gemstone and ornamental stone.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN:

Libra.

CHEMICAL STRUCTURE:

SiO2, Volcanic Silica Glass.

CLASS:

Mineraloids.

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 (Snowflake Obsidian).

CRYSTAL HABITS:

Compact nodules or as layers between other volcanic rocks.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM:

Does not apply because mineral is amorphous.

FIELD INDICATORS:

Color, fracture, flow bubbles, softness, and lack of crystal faces.

FRACTURE:

Conchoidal.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Lacks open voids or large bubbles like other volcanic rocks.

GEOGRAPHY:

Italy, Mexico, Scotland and the U.S.

HARDNESS:

5 - 5.5.

LUSTER:

Vitreous.

METAPHYSICAL:

Rainbow Obsidian helps to identify ones owns flaws and gives a clear picture of the changes which are necessary to eliminate these flaws. Rainbow Obsidian is an excellent grounding stone and provides a connection from the base of ones spine to the heart of the earth. It is a protective stone that keeps one safe from emotional and physical harm. It provides a shield from negativity. Having Rainbow Obsidian on ones person disperses unloving thoughts that arise from inside or that are directed towards oneself. It brings light and love to ones life. Is used in gazing gor love matters, relatonships, total development of etheric forms and physical forms. It's a stone of pleasure bringing gratification to ones life.

PHYSICAL:

It has been used in treatment of self-esteem.

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:

2.6.

STREAK:

White.

TRANSPARENCY:

Translucent in any stone of appreciable size.

VIBRATES:

To the number 2.


To go back to the home page click here.