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Obsidian Smoky

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Obsidian alias volcanic glass is a material with a unique formation, during which hot lava cools rapidly, e.g. in water or on the Earth’s surface. The process is so fast that the individual minerals do not have enough time to crystalize. This piece is from Armenia.

Smoky Obsidian uniqueness: You can find smoky obsidian under its other name – mahogany obsidian. The stone stands out with its brown colour, which is influenced by iron admixtures in its structure. Brown stones from Armenia even resemble smoky quartz. Smoky obsidian is translucent, and you can often observe straight, inside banding and small bubbles. The bubbles are inclusions “trapped” inside the stone during the rapid solidification of volcanic glass.

Use: Our rough stones are a beautiful interior adornment – filling up a vase, fountain or a lamp with them creates an original design. In the exterior, they may be a perfect decoration of gardens. They are also suitable for mineralogist collections and exhibitions. Rough minerals may also be further processed, e.g. small crystals are ideal material for pendants.

About the product: The minerals are sold in 1 kg bags, but we also offer a 25 kg package (carton box) for an advantageous price.