Mahogany Obsidian


Mineral Class: Glass-like (not a true mineral)
Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness: 5 - 5.5
Luster: Vitreous
Diaphaneity: Opaque
Colors: Maroon and Black
Symbolizes: Endurance
Source: South America, United States, Afghanistan, Mexico, Japan

Mahogany Obsidian is an igneous volcanic rock that is silica-rich and contains undulating parts of oxidized Hematite, Magnetite and Iron giving this stone its amazing brown and red swirls. It is formed when lava from a volcanic explosion solidifies so quickly that there is no time for mineral crystals to grow within it. It is usually mahogany brown or brick red in color within a black-colored base material. Mahogany Obsidian can be found in places where volcanic activities have occurred. Mahogany is a symbol of strength and endurance. Some of the most notable sources of this stone today include South America, the USA, Afghanistan, Mexico and Japan.