A deep black Obsidian with blood red streaks found in Oregon. Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass. This glassy, lustrous mineral is found in lava flows. Obsidian is produced when lava cools very quickly. The lava cools so quickly that no crystals can form. The red coloration is likely the result of trapped hematite.
Obsidian was named after a Roman-Obsius. It is called Mahogany Obsidian because the reddish brown color is similar to the wood-mahogany.
Metaphysical Properties: Obsidian is said to be a very grounding stone, and very healing. It is said to dispel feelings of unworthiness, that can hold one back from achieving their full potential. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision, and helps one get in touch with buried issues before they can explode.
These beautiful cabochons also have a chatoyant gold sheen effect. When rotated in bright light there is a golden flash of color!