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- Fire obsidian is a type of volcanic glass.
- It has a chemical composition of 70% or more of Si02 in water plus MgO, Fe3O4 , a hardness of 5 - 5.5, and an amorphous crystal system.
- Their iridescent sheen comes from thin layers of magnetite.
- Fire obsidians are exclusive and can only be found in Glass Butte, Oregon.
- Fire obsidian is different from rainbow obsidian as the latter variety has thicker magnetite layers.
- Obsidians form during the latest stages of an volcanic eruption, where molten rock cools rapidly in surface temperatures.
- Obsidians have been used for a long time throughout human history, going as far back as the Acheulian age.
- It was regularly carved into arrowheads, spear points, knife blades, and other tools.
- Obsidian was also carved into plates, mirrors, statues, and other sculptures.
- Currently, they’re used for knives, microscopes, and sometimes surgical scalpel blades
- Obsidian was named after the Roman Obsius, who had found a similar looking stone in Ethopia.
- Metaphysically, fire obsidian represents spirituality and transformation. It removes the darkness of an owner and replace it with high energy and creativity.
- It also promotes peace, joy, love, expanding consciousness, and protect against fear, depression, and barriers.
- Obsidians in general are stones of truth, as it encourages uncovering hidden emotions. Plus, it's a highly protective and grounded gem.