Exceptional stone Obsidian

In the beginning: Mount Ararat

Obsidian is a semi-precious stone born of volcanoes. It was created hundreds of thousands of years ago, when acidic lava suddenly cooled and vitrified from the thermal shock. Michel der Agobian carries a block of obsidian extracted from a flow

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obsidian blocks from Ararat Mount

Obsidian story

The very beginning Obsidian has been used since prehistoric times. Hard and sharp, it was ideal for making ordinary implements like knives, arrowheads, spear tips and scrapers. During the Stone Age, obsidian was preferred to flint wherever deposits could be

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