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Snowflake Obsidian

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Colour:
Usually black with white ...
A variety of Obsidian

A rock - a natural volcanic glass containing white 'snowflake' crystal patterns of the mineral cristobalite, originated due to partial crystallisation of the glass.

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Classification of Snowflake Obsidian

Physical Properties of Snowflake Obsidian

Colour:
Usually black with white patches.

Other Names for Snowflake Obsidian

Name in Other Languages:

Other Information

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.

Internet Links for Snowflake Obsidian

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Specimens:
The following Snowflake Obsidian specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

Localities for Snowflake Obsidian

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.
(TL) indicates type locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) indicates first recorded locality for everything else. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
Argentina
 
  • Catamarca
    • Antofagasta de la Sierra Department
Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry
USA
 
  • Utah
    • Millard Co.
      • Black Rock Desert
www.cst.cmich.edu/users/dietr1rv/obsidian.htm ; Utah Geological Survey
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