|Chakra||: Earth chakra|
|Variety||: Natural glass|
|Chemical Formula||: SiO2(MgO, Fe3O4)|
|Countries of Origin||: Argentina; United States of America (the); Czechia; Uruguay; Japan; Iceland; Unknown; China; Italy; Mexico; South Africa; Australia; Peru; Indonesia|
Black obsidian is a beautiful natural stone formed by cooled volcanic lava. It is connected to your root chakra and is often used to help with grounding, protection, and healing. One of the most popular uses of black obsidian is to create a shield of protection to ward off negative or harmful energies. Wearing black obsidian or carrying it with you can help to absorb negativity that you may encounter.
Obsidian has been used since the Stone Age for tools, weapons, and ornamental material. It is used in modern times for scalpel blades. Obsidian is formed by the rapid cooling of viscous lava due to volcanic explosions. It consists of the same minerals as granite but cools so quickly that they do not have time to crystallize. Obsidian has a glassy luster and is usually black or very dark green, but it can also be found in an almost colorless form.