Monday, April 25, 2011

About Stones: Apache Tear

Astrological Sign: Aries

Chakra: Root

Lore: Traditionally, the Apache tear is said to be one of the tears shed by Native American women in mourning for their warriors who were driven from a cliff by the U.S. cavalry. It is used for comfort in times of grief, providing insight and acceptance.

Geology: The Apache tear is a small black nodule of obsidian or volcanic glass. The main obsidian flow has been altered to a whitish porous rock called perlite containing unaltered transparent glassy nodules.

Localities: Arizona