Obsidian is derived from the name Obsuis, a Roman explorer who was believed to have discovered the rock in Ethiopia.
It is an extrusive rock, meaning it forms when lava comes out of a volcano and solidifies above the Earth’s surface. It can form along the edges of a lava flow, a volcanic dome, or along a dike. It can also form when lava comes in contact with air or water. Obsidian can be found anywhere where there is volcanic activity. But the popular extraction sites are found in Brazil, Mexico, Afghanistan, Japan, and the US.
Silver sheen obsidian and gold sheen obsidian are found in Mexico where they are extracted using shovels, pickaxes, and wheelbarrows.
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