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Snowflake Obsidian Tumblestone

£0.18

Snowflake obsidian is a variety of obsidian which contains white cristobalite crystal clusters within it, this white crystal among the black obsidian makes it look like snowflakes. These gemstones have been polished and tumbled to highlight this features. Supplied as single pieces or in certain quantities, they make ideal gift items for those interested in gemstones, minerals or for gifts and children.

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Snowflake obsidian is characterised by the inclusion of radially clustered crystals of cristobalite, which when viewed at a glance, appear like snowflakes on the surface of the rock. These crystal clusters are set in an otherwise black vitreous matrix of obsidian, which is an naturally occurring volcanic glass, even exhibiting a conchoidal fracture. These pieces of snowflake obsidian come from the USA, they have been tumbled and polished giving them a smooth and bright appearance, sizes of pieces vary between 10 to 20 mm and they are available as single pieces or by quantity.

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Weight 50 g

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