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NEW AT EMERALD HOLLOW MINE:

MAHOGANY OBSIDIAN

("MOUNTAIN MAHOGANY")

          There is a new stone making its way into our enriched buckets! Mahogany Obsidian will be available at Emerald Hollow Mine very soon. We're excited to share some background on this 'new' material with you.

          Mahogany Obsidian is unique to North America. It is often found along an iron belt that stretches from The Rocky Mountains to Central Mexico. In the USA, it is illegal to collect more than fifty pounds of Mahogany Obsidian at a time. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made this law in an attempt to preserve the natural wonder. In the past, Mahogany Obsidian has proven useful to ancient and native peoples for a variety of uses.

 

          Obsidian is a natural glass formed from cooling magma, making it an igneous stone. The magma cools so quickly, the needed time for individual crystals to form isn't allowed. Thus creating an amorphous glass lacking a repeating crystal structure. It often occurs in North America and parts of the western United States. Mahogany Obsidian has iron included within that creates mahogany colored stripes and swirls. Mahogany Obsidian breaks with a characteristic "conchoidal" fracture. A conchoidal fracture is a smooth and curved type of fracture.

 

          Although Mahogany Obsidian has a hardness of 5-5.5 out to 10 on MOHS hardness scale, you still have to be careful! Where the conchoidal fractures intersect often rivals the sharpness of a razor blade. Obsidian makes great tools

and weapons because of these properties. This created many advantages for those who lived during the Stone Age.

 

          Native Americans first discovered Mahogany Obsidian in the Western United States. They utilized mahogany obsidian for crafting arrowheads, spears, and blades. Every individual piece has unique characteristics that set it apart from the rest, a result of exactly where it had formed. It has been found that these artifacts had been transported across vast distances of ancient trade routes.

 

          Mahogany Obsidian has proven its usefulness and visual appeal for centuries. This special variety of obsidian makes a striking addition to any rock collection! It cabochons beautifully and it's conchoidal cleavage makes for excellent arrowhead knapping material. Mahogany Obsidian has made its way into our enriched buckets! We are open seven days a week, from 8:30 am until sunset. Come visit Emerald Hollow Mine to meet this very special addition to the lineup! We'll be here. 

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Spiritual and Psychic Properties

Mahogany Obsidian is  often used to remove energy blockages, including psychic cords, that sap one's  inner strength. It is also used for protection from psychic attacks by those who wish to harm one or those who might inadvertently do so. It is said to strengthen the aura, further protecting the person.

As a root chakra stone, Mahogany Obsidian is excellent for stabilizing and grounding for lightwork or simply for improvement of life in general.

Mental and Emotional Properties

In the vein of grounding and stabilizing, Mahogany Obsidian is also used to decrease feelings of unworthiness or mental / emotional limitations. It is particularly used to assist in healing humiliation and abuse that has formed patterns at any mind - body - spirit level by removing memory paths that hold those memories to the present. It can also assist with ease of critical thinking, particularly in emotional areas, so that emotional thinking becomes stabilized and more rational. In these ways Mahogany Obsidian is said to help reach one's full potential in all areas. Mahogany Obsidian is used in dream work. It is also used to create a mind open to a full of a state of abundance rather than scarcity, which can open one to opportunities for abundance and assist in bringing prosperity.

Physical Conditions Properties

In crystal healing and traditional folk healing Mahogany Obsidian is used to detoxify organs and tissues, increase liver and kidney function, relieve pain and improve circulation.

Please note that healing crystal meanings are presented as spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.