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Black Obsidian Mineral Specimen, Apache Tear Stone, Mourning Stone, Chakra Crystal

Black Obsidian Mineral Specimen, Apache Tear Stone, Mourning Stone, Chakra Crystal

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Black obsidian is associated with grounding, transmuting negative energy and creating a protective energetic field around you. It is a good stone to work with during any type of mourning period. Locality: Superior District, Pinal County, Arizona Size: 3.0" x 4.0" x 2.0" Apache tears are a type of black obsidian, that has a bit of a softer vibration than other types of obsidian. They are rounded nodules of obsidian that are often found embedded in a grayish-white perlite matrix. Their name originates from an American Indian legend. It is said that in the 1870's about 75 warrior Apaches fought the U.S Cavalry on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona. They were outnumbered and rather than being killed they rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy and it is said that as their tears hit the ground, they turned to stone. Hence Apache tear stones are associated with the grieving process. Black Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass that is silica-rich and is formed when molten lava cools and solidifies so quickly that crystals do not have time to form. The dark color is due to presence of iron oxide and magnesium. Hematite inclusions will produce red and reddish-brown varieties of obsidian. If bits of feldspar or quartz are present banding may form and create patterns as seen in snowflake obsidian. The rainbow-like sheen in rainbow obsidian is due to magnetite inclusions and gas bubbles contained within the obsidian can produce a golden sheen as seen in sheen obsidian. Black obsidian ranges from sub-transparent to nearly opaque. Most, but not all, is translucent, it will range from light gray to jet-black in color. I like black obsidian for grounding and clearing blocked emotions. When I release that which no longer serves me, I can move forward and be open to restoring balance and harmony in my life. Tid Bit: Crystal lore has it that an ancient Roman explorer named Obsius found a stone, obsianus lapis in Ethiopia that resembles obsidian and when obsidian was discovered it was named after obsianus lapis. Crystal System: amorphous (no crystalline structure) Mohs hardness: 5.0- 5.5 Chakra association: Root, Earth Star Element: Earth CONNECT: ๐Ÿ’™ Blog: ๐Ÿ’œ Newsletter: ๐Ÿ’š Pinterest: ๐Ÿ–ค Twitter: ๐Ÿงก Facebook: ๐Ÿ’› Instagram: Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi-



4.0" x 5.0" x 1.0"

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