Snowflake Obsidian Pocket Stones - 1.7" Size

These are small polished, snowflake obsidian pocket stones. They average 1.7" wide, but are hand polished so some may be slightly larger or smaller.

The stone is polished into an oval shape and is rounded on all sides. Polished stones of this size and shape are generally referred to as pocket stones as they will easily fit into a pocket. The pictures are representative to the stone you will receive, but there is some variation in colors and patterning.

Snowflake obsidian is found near Sevier Lake in Millard County, Utah. It is a natural, volcanic "glass" that is formed when molten rock cools so quickly that that atoms do not have enough time to arrange themselves into crystals. Instead, the molten material solidifies into an amorphous solid called a glass.
The "snowflakes" in the obsidian are small, white, radially clustered crystals of cristobalite, a mineral polymorph of silica.

Obsidian was important material for many ancient people. It was used for making tools, weapons, jewelry and decorative items. It was a major barter material for Native Americans. When broken its conchoidal fracturing results in extremely sharp edges which made it ideal for making knives, scrapers, arrowheads and spearpoints. It is even occasionally used today to produce surgeons scalpels as the edges are several times sharper (only 3 nanometers) than blades that can be produced from steel.
FOR SALE
$5
55 Available
DETAILS
TYPE
Snowflake Obsidian
LOCATION
Millard County, Utah
SIZE
1.6 to 1.8" Wide