Obsidian is not a rock but volcanic glass. If ashes have also got included, it will be snow obsidian. The color is black, grey, and reddish-brown.
Obsidian deposits are located in the Liparsk and Canary Islands, Iceland, Transcarpathia, Siberia, Central Asia, Transbaikalia, Primorye, the Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan), Kamchatka and Kuril Islands. The largest deposits are in Mexico, so most obsidian will be Mexican. An interesting typical variety of Mexican obsidian shows a black colour with a very beautiful velvety golden-olive tint.
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Meaning and healing
At the physical level, jade helps with diseases of the genitourinary system and reproductive organs. It stabilizes pressure and helps with heart disease. Jade is also good for the nervous system, allergies and skin diseases.