English Name：Saffordite, Saffordite Obsidian, Chintamani Stone, Pseudo-tektite
amorphous, siliceous glassy rock
- 1.51 (SR)
Locality：desert area near the town of Safford, Arizona, USA
Colour：deep Black/Purple to Brown or grey
Transparency：Transparent to Sub-translucent
Appearance：Saffordite usually have a rounded or oval shape, which supports the theory that they were tumbled and shaped by agitation in flowing water.
Source：Saffordites are pretty rare, is acutally an ancient obsidian; about 30 million years old, found only in the scorching desert of Azizona, USA in about a hunderd-mile radius and finding them are always few and far between.
Although many people believe that Saffordite originated from outer sapce and they think it's a kind of tektite, but infact research state that Saffordite is from a terrestrial origin (volcanic), and it is weathered obsidian.
Difference between apache-tear obsidian and Saffordite: Compared to the apache-tear obsidian, the size, colour or shape of saffordite look similar; the only difference is the small erosion pits on it, where came from wind erosion and weathering, and researcher believe that Saffordite is the ancient volcanic glass.
Other types of obsidians including: Rainbow Obsidian / Iridescence Obsidian, Spider Web
Obsidian, Golden Sheen Obsidian, Silver Sheen Obsidian, Apache Tear