This cute little turtle contains beautiful flashes of gold within its shell and head. It is hard not to just smile when you see it.
Size: 2.76 x 2.12 x 1.30 in.
Chemical Formula: SiO₂ (Amorphous Volcanic Glass)
Commonly found in Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Afghanistan, and the United States.
Obsidian is a naturally occurring form of volcanic glass. Obsidian forms as lava cools very rapidly and is not considered a mineral as its lacks any form of crystal structure. It is said that obsidian is actually a mistranslation from Pliny the Elder's Natural History. The first spelling of the word was obsian. Obsidian has been used to make surgical blades and arrowheads throughout history because of its naturally sharp cleavage.
Obsidian is used to release imbalance and negative energies found in the body. It brings clarity to the mind while enhancing self-control.
You will receive the turtle carving pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.Minerals