Obsidian, Snowflake

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Release tension and pain from the heart and body.

Soothe yourself during times of stress and trauma.

See the beauty within yourself and in all things.

Be resilient and capable of changing gracefully.

Find deep inner peace and mental clarity!

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Healing Properties of Snowflake Obsidian

Spiritual: Snowflake Obsidian has a slightly softer energy than pure black Obsidian. It helps reveal the unnecessary habits and beliefs that limit our lives. When used with conscious intent, Snowflake Obsidian deepens meditation to a remarkable degree and helps to reveal the incredible love and beauty inherent in the universe. It increases psychic sensitivity and the ability to communicate with lost loved ones. Snowflake Obsidian is attuned to the Root and Third Eye Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Virgo and Sagittarius. It is connected to the element of Earth; and vibrates to the numbers 1 and 8.

Emotional: Snowflake Obsidian is a protective and gentle stone for anyone who is experiencing shock or trauma. It helps us to purify ourselves after pain and suffering so we can recover our balance and resume our normal life. Snowflake Obsidian can help us find the silver lining within difficult situations and is particularly good for reducing feelings of loneliness. It has a strong energy that gently reminds us to take charge of our own life and do the work to shift our reality.

Mental: Snowflake Obsidian helps us sharpen our senses and intellect. It is an incredibly calming stone for the mind, soothing away emotional stress so that you can be receptive to new ideas. Snowflake Obsidian ensures that our thinking is grounded so we don’t waste our time. When used with intention, Snowflake Obsidian is a fantastic stone for critical thinking and being able to see the big picture as well as all the details.

Physical: Snowflake Obsidian is often used by metaphysical healers to help relieve pain and tension throughout the body. It has also been used to help treat aching bones and improve circulation.

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Mineralogy of Snowflake Obsidian

Raw Snowflake Obsidian
Raw Snowflake Obsidian, Black Spring, Black Rock Desert, Utah, USA

Rock Family: Igneous Rock
Major Mineral: Volcanic Glass, Spherulite
Minor Minerals: Feldspar, Hematite

Color: Black, gray
Gravity: 2.35-2.6
Hardness: 5-5.5
Texture: Vitreous
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Snowflake Obsidian deposits are found in Mexico and the United States (New Mexico and Utah).

snowflake-obsidian mine locations

Rock Family: Snowflake Obsidian is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! Snowflake Obsidian is an igneous rock made of volcanic glass and Spherulite, with minor inclusions of Hematite and Feldspar.

Formation: Obsidian is formed when lava from a volcanic explosion solidifies so quickly that there is no time for mineral crystals to grow within it. It is sometimes referred as “volcanic glass” due to its glass-like texture. Obsidian is typically jet black, however the inclusion of various minerals can create colored varieties and sheens. Snowflake Obsidian is a type of Black Obsidian which has inclusions of white-grey Spherulites.

Mining: Snowflake Obsidian may be found on the surface of the Earth and requires little to no mining to extract.

Snowflake Obsidian Mine, Black Rock Desert, Utah

Enhancements: All Snowflake Obsidian is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Volcanic Glass

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Photos: Raw Snowflake Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian Mine by Utah Geological Survey

History of Snowflake Obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian was “discovered” relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so it was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. However, Black Obsidian was used by many nearby indigenous cultures to make weapons, tools, and ornaments, as well as for healing and spiritual purposes. From this it can be inferred that Snowflake Obsidian would have been similarly used. 

For more information see: Black Obsidian and Apache Tear Obsidian


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