Snowflake Obsidian Cabochons
What Is Snowflake Obsidian
It is a naturally happening volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock and is produced when felsic lava produce from a volcano cools quickly with minimum crystal growth. Also, Obsidian is mainly found within the margins of rhyolitic lava flows that is known as obsidian flows, where the chemical composition induces and a polymerization degree of the lava. Besides, the inhibition of atomic diffusion through this overflowing viscous and polymerized lava explains the lack of crystal development. Obsidian is hard and brittle and so it fractures with very sharp edges that had been used in cutting and piercing tools in the past, and has been utilized experimentally like surgical scalpel blades.
Snowflake Obsidian, other spellings or names, Gray Snowflake Obsidian, White Snowflake Obsidian and is a variety of Obsidian and has black body color and many small radiating inclusions of Cristobal. This stone is cut and polished.
Snowflake Obsidian Physical And Metaphysical Properties
Chemical Composition: SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities
Primary Chakra: Root-Chakra
Secondary Chakra: Sacral-Chakra, Solar-Plexus-Chakra
Crystal System: Amorphous-Crystal-System
Astrological Sign: Capricorn, Virgo
Color: Black, White
Mineral Class: Mineraloids
Sources Of Snowflake Obsidian
Obsidian is found in those regions that have experienced volcanic eruptions and some of these places include Argentina, Chile, Georgia, Greece, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Canada, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, El Salvador, Guatemala, Scotland, Turkey, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru and the United States. Also, Snowflake Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass and containing the mineral Cristobalite in the form of white “snowflake” crystal patterns.
Chakras: Base Chakra
Typical colours: Black with white patches
Also, to the general healing properties of Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian is soothing and calming as well as the stone teaches you to value mistakes plus successes. It is a gemstone of purity, and provides a balance for body, mind and spirit. Apart from this, Snowflake Obsidian helps you recognize and release wrong thinking and stressful mental patterns. It also promotes dispassion, inner centering and empowers isolation and loneliness, helping surrender in meditation as well.
Generally, this gemstone is a very grounding and protective stone and often used as a great cleanser of negative energies, aiding to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but that of one’s own emotions like greed, resentment, anger, jealousy, etc., too Snowflake Obsidian is used for healing and releasing energy blockages as well as has a tendency to work promptly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.
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