Specimen #521

Name: Cristobalite/Obsidian

Type: Mineral

Locality: Coso Hot Springs, California, USA

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 9.1 x 6.4 x 6.0 cm


Acquired: 2007-10-18

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: Y

Comment: A specimen otherwise known as volcanic glass, from California. It almost looks like man-made slag but is of course natural volcanic igneous rock - great for demonstrating to kiddies! Small cristobalite crystals are also present inside the obsidian bubbles. E. Clifford Joseph collection.

Minerals: Cristobalite (SiO2)

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