snow obsidian

ETYMOLOGY: Obsius comes from the Roman, who according to the writings of Plinio, discovered the stone in modern Ethiopia.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Amorphous.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION:  Primary.

CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTS: Amorphous volcanic rock rich in silica.

HARDNESS: 5 - 5.5 on the Mohs scale.

FIELDS: Mexico, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iceland, Italy, Japan, South Africa.

 

MINERALOGY: The volcanic origin formed by the extremely rapid cooling of rich lava silicic acid, cooling is so fast that not enough time for a crystal structure is formed, an amorphous solidified mass is formed with enough mineral inclusions, water and gases. The tear obsidian apache comes from very poor lava foreign substances, it is also called smoky obsidian.

 

MYTHOLOGY: In some cultures of the Stone Age and the early civilizations, was highly valued, because it could be made very sharp blades used as knives and arrowheads or spear. The mesoamerican cultures widely used obsidian to make tools and ornaments. It was also used to develop weapons such as the fearsome macuahuitl or mace and spears and arrows tips because, being very sharp, piercing and chopping the skin and flesh with ease. Even they have been discovered prehistoric surgical instruments made of this material.

 

PROPERTIES: It is said that obsidian snowfall eliminates fears and spiritual blockages, teaches you to appreciate both the mistakes and successes, is a stone of purity that provides balance between body, mind and spirit, snowflake obsidian helps you recognize and release wrong thoughts and stressful mental patterns, is a mineral that helps in meditation.

 

CHAKRASSacral.

ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn.

USES: Jewellery, meditation, collection.

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