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Rainbow Obsidian

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About Rainbow ObsidianHide

A variety of Obsidian

Obsidian with multicolored iridescence caused by inclusions of magnetite nanoparticles (Nadin, 2007).

Visit gemdat.org for gemological information about Rainbow Obsidian.


Synonyms of Rainbow ObsidianHide

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Health Risks:
Obsidian is a natural glass and may have razor-sharp edges that can easily cut skin and flesh. Handle with care. Do not grind dry since long-term exposure to finely ground powder may lead to silicosis.

References for Rainbow ObsidianHide

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Nadin, E. (2007): The secret lives of minerals. Engineering & Science, No. 1, 10-20.

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Localities for Rainbow ObsidianHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Mexico
 
  • Jalisco
    • Mun. de Magdalena
      • San Andreas
Information verbal from Alfredo Banos owner of the mine
USA
 
  • California
    • Modoc Co.
      • Modoc Plateau
        • Davis Creek [town]
www.vgms.org/bt/vgms0004.htm (The Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Inc. (VGMS)).
  • Oregon
    • Lake Co.
The Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 45, pp. 551-557 (2007)
Mineral and/or Locality  
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