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Black Obsidian is a glass-like rock formed by the cooling of volcanic lava. It has a naturally black obsidian glassy texture and vitreous sheen. There are several shades of Obsidian including rainbow, snowflake, gold, and mahogany. Black Obsidian has been around since prehistoric times. It was used to make arrowheads, spear points, and other cutting tools. It is relatively easy to use for artists and artisans. In prehistoric times, people used obsidian as a mirror because of its reflection.
This stone has powerful metaphysical properties. Black Obsidian crystal balls and polished mirrors are used in many cultures. They believe that it helps a person to focus more fundamentally on all practical matters. Those who believe in crystal healing believe that Black Obsidian is one of the most powerful stones for purifying negative emotions and for spiritual purification. Also, it seems to provide an instant connection with the root cycle.
Obsidian mining is carried out in various parts of the world, including the USA, Turkey, Scotland, Peru, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Mexico, Kenya, and Japan. It is also found in Iceland, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, and Australia.