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Rhyolite

Rhyolite

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In 1860, the German geologist and traveller Ferdinand von Richthofen coined the term "rhyolite" for a type of volcanic rock. The name is derived from the Greek words rhuax and lithos, meaning "stream/flow" and "stone" respectively. Rhyolite is an igneous rock that is abundant in silicon, and it can exhibit a variety of textures, ranging from glassy to fine-grained, or a combination of crystal sizes.


Origin

New Zealand, Germany, Iceland, India, and China


Physical Properties

Rhyolite is a light-colored extrusive igneous rock with a fine-grained or glassy texture, formed from quickly cooling magma rich in silica that is extruded from a volcanic vent. It has a Mohs hardness of around 6 and contains a low amount of mafic minerals.

Rhyolite is distinct from granite in both its formation process and properties. While they share a similar composition and appearance, rhyolite forms through a violent volcanic eruption and has a fine-grained texture due to its extrusive origin. These unique features make it valuable for various applications, including construction, art, and geology.


Metaphysical Properties

Rhyolite is a powerful metaphysical stone believed to enhance spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. It is thought to facilitate change, variety, and progress, making it easier to adapt to new experiences and embrace opportunities. Rhyolite is also believed to have a calming effect that helps to ease anxiety and stress in challenging situations.

Rhyolite is believed to have many benefits beyond easing anxiety and facilitating change. It is said to be a powerful stone for manifesting goals and enhancing creativity, while providing a grounding energy that helps to bring ideas to life. Additionally, Rhyolite is believed to have a strengthening effect on the soul, body, and mind, promoting overall health and wellness. As such, it is considered a valuable tool for personal growth and achieving fulfillment.

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Rhyolite Pendulum 6 Facets & Ring    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Pendulum 6 Facets & Ring    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Pendulum 6 Facets & Ring

$17.00

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Rhyolite Generator #7 Extra Tall    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Generator #7 Extra Tall    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Generator #7 Extra Tall

$124.00

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Rhyolite Generator #6 Tall    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Generator #6 Tall    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Generator #6 Tall

$79.00

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Rhyolite Double Terminated Pendant    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Double Terminated Pendant    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Double Terminated Pendant

$37.00

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Rhyolite Sphere - Small #1 - 2 1/4"    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Sphere - Small #1 - 2 1/4"    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Sphere - Small #1 - 2 1/4"

$52.00

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Rhyolite Sphere - Small #2 - 2 1/4"    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Sphere - Small #2 - 2 1/4"    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Sphere - Small #2 - 2 1/4"

$64.00

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Rhyolite Sphere - Medium #2 - 2 3/4"    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Sphere - Medium #2 - 2 3/4"    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Sphere - Medium #2 - 2 3/4"

$109.00

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Rhyolite Sphere - Small #3 - 2 1/4"    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Sphere - Small #3 - 2 1/4"    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Sphere - Small #3 - 2 1/4"

$74.00

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Rhyolite Generator #7 Tall    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Generator #7 Tall    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Generator #7 Tall

$119.00

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Rhyolite Sphere - Extra Small #2 - 1 3/4"    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Sphere - Extra Small #2 - 1 3/4"    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Sphere - Medium #1 - 2 3/4"    from The Rock Space
Rhyolite Sphere - Medium #1 - 2 3/4"    from The Rock Space

Rhyolite Sphere - Medium #1 - 2 3/4"

$99.00

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