Obsidian

Virtual Museum ID: 19-OM07

Specimen Summary


common in young volcanic flows; obsidian is volcanic glass rich in silica; will recrystallize over a few million years to opaque dense rhyolite or felsite; alters readily in presence of hot water as in hydrothermal system; concoidal, glass-like break is typical

Specimen Data

 

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Collection Details

Original Collection:

Oliver & District Heritage Society Museum (OM)

Sub Collection:

-

Collection ID:

OM_07

Virtual Museum ID:

19-OM07

Accessibility:

Date Added to VM:

2019-06-06

Location Information

Sample Origin:

unknown

Specific Site:

-

UTM Easting:

313914

UTM Northing:

5450947

Datum:

11 (NAD83)

Coordinate Accuracy:

Approximate

Specimen Details

VM Category:

Rock

Primary Features:

Obsidian

Primary Mineral Formula:

-

Primary Category:

Secondary Features:

Advanced Geological Information

 

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Geological Formation:

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Stratigraphic Age:

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Geological Belt:

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Geological Terrane:

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Minfile ID:

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Minfile Link:

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Site Details:

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