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Identity HelpGreen / blue obsidian

14th Nov 2019 07:45 UTCRocks & Rubies

I know there is a lot of fake obsidian products available currently but I have been offered this recently and wanted to know people’s thoughts. Is there away to test between glass slag and genuine obsidian. Thanks in advance for your responses

14th Nov 2019 07:47 UTCRocks & Rubies

Another picture I was sent 

14th Nov 2019 12:50 UTCKevin Conroy Expert

Real obsidian doesn't have wings.

14th Nov 2019 08:24 UTCPeter Nancarrow Expert

That doesn't look anything like obsidian - it is stock glass cullet of the sort used as decorative pieces in aquaria or for craft glasswork.

14th Nov 2019 10:54 UTCBob Harman

GLASS all glass. The best test for that stuff is the human eye.....all GLASS.

14th Nov 2019 14:23 UTCPaul Brandes Manager

Agree, all glass.
You see a lot of this material at rock shops and pet stores for decorative aquarium rocks.
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