WHAT IS VOLCANIC ROCK? Volcanic rock is also known as Lava Rock. All volcanic rocks are igneous rocks that form from hot molten rock originating deep within the Earth at tectonic plate boundaries. Volcanic rock is formed when molten magma cools on the earth's surface. The texture of volcanic rock depends on how the magma has cooled. If it cools quickly it forms a glassy texture. If it is cooled slowly, the rock forms a granular texture. Color is dependent on mineral amount and content. Rocks rich in silica but without iron are a lighter color, if they have a rich iron content, they tend to be darker. Basalt is dark gray rock that is primarily found on ocean floors. Pumice has a porous texture. Obsidian is black and is a natural glass. Trachyte is light gray which also can have shades of gold and pink color.
WHY IT'S AWESOME? Some types of volcanic rock can form surrealistic landscapes that have fascinate people all over the globe. Because of how this hot molten lava cools, it can create special hexagonal shapes called columnar joints, such as the breathtaking Svartifoss waterfall, Stuðlagil canyon, and Reynisfjara beach found in Iceland.
Volcanic rock has also been believed to have been used in ceremonies and rituals with artifacts unearthed from archeological sites around the world dating back over 8 thousands years. These artifacts have been found in the shape of vessels, animal carvings, masks and beads.
MYSTIC LORE, LEGEND & DISCLAIMER: Through the ages, crystals and stones have been collected and prized for their timeless beauty, for their rich history and even their potential spiritual and metaphysical properties! At Spirit Magicka, we love the idea that crystals may have mystical properties, but please be aware... nothing we sell comes with any sort of mystical guarantee! 😉
👉 Volcanic Rock is known as a grounding stone strengthening connection with Mother Earth. This is a powerful stone of courage and strength. There are two prime energies in lava rock - (1) Fire - the destructive unpredictable and (2) Earth - the steady and calm.
👉 Lava stone is porous, which means it can absorb energy and fine matter. This makes it popular for aromatherapy, soaking the stone in your favorite natural aroma oil and placing it in a nice spot in your environment.
👉 In crystal energy work, Volcanic Rock is connected with the Root Chakra and the Sacral Charka, both helping to ground and ignite our creative capacity.
WHERE IT'S FOUND? Japan, Indonesia, Russia, USA, Ecuador, Tonga, Guatemala, Chile, Philippines, Mexico, Canada, Argentina, New Zealand, Guatemala, Iceland, Kenya, El Salvador, Papua New Guinea.
*All sizes are approximate and may vary somewhat.
*Each crystal & stone will vary slightly in appearance. Each beautiful and unique in its own way.