Rainbow ObsidianRainbow Obsidian
“The various colors of obsidian are a result of several factors. Clear varieties of obsidian contain very few opaque
of hematite or limonite (iron oxide). Abundant, microscopic crystals of minerals like magnetite, hornblende,
obsidian. Microscopic crystals of various types of feldspars may yield the unique blue, green, purple or bronze
orientation of microscopic crystals of feldspar or mica oriented along flow layers.
A certain amount of water always is present in obsidian. Very small inclusions of water vapor in the form of
in obsidian generally cause the reflectance of gold sheen and silver sheen obsidian. Some of these bubbles are
years, which is very youthful in comparison to most continental rocks that form the Earth's crust. Over a long
crystals that develop through devitrification cause obsidian to lose its conchoidal fracture and glassy texture.”
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Obsidian is relatively soft with a typical hardness rating of 5 to 5.5. Obsidian, unlike crystals, has no regular
demand for making jewelery and artistic carvings and displays.
Obsidian can be found in locations which have experienced rhyolitic eruptions. It can be found in Argentina,
Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Scotland, Turkey and the United States. Obsidian flows
Cascade Range of western North America, and at Inyo Craters east of the Sierra Nevada in California.
Yellowstone National Park has a mountainside containing obsidian located between Mammoth Hot Springs and the
New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Obsidian can also be found in the eastern U.S. states
Rainbow Obsidian Healing Properties
- Obsidian is a type of igneous rock covered with volcanic glass. Rainbow Obsidian forms when black obsidian is exposed strong lighting for a period of time after being uncovered or polished. This stone comes from Mexico. Chakra Association. Rainbow Obsidian resonates with the heart and root chakras. Some believe it can cleanse all chakras.
- Rainbow Obsidian is a stone that activates our root chakra and pulls us back down to earth. It's a stone that can be used to help heal a broken heart, provide support for someone in grief, or simply offer up an abundance of love and happiness to someone in need.
- About Rainbow Obsidian Hide A variety of Obsidian Obsidian with multicolored iridescence caused by inclusions of magnetite nanoparticles (Nadin, 2007). Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Rainbow Obsidian.
- Rainbow Obsidian rough from Jalisco. Excellent sheen specimens. Microscopic crystals of various types of feldspars may yield the unique blue, green, purple or bronze colors associated with Rainbow Obsidian as the crystals are oriented along flow layers.
Rainbow Obsidian Raw
Rainbow Obsidian is also a very grounding and centring stone, it is associated with the root chakra. In physical healing Rainbow Obsidian is thought to be useful when treating conditions of the heart.