Kokopelli Obsidian is a family run business. We are rockhounds and love to mine. We mine obsidian and opal at our claims and sell our jewelry and rough products at rock and gem shows all over the country. We also offer fee digging to the public at our opal mine claims in the Virgin Valley, NV. You can check out that website by clicking on "Follow The Kokopelli" at the bottom of every page.

Kokopelli Obsidian

What is Obsidian? 

Obsidian is an igneous rock that forms when molten rock material cools so rapidly that atoms are unable to arrange themselves into a crystalline structure. Obsidian is usually an extrusive rock - one that solidifies above Earth's surface. However, it can form in a variety of cooling environments:

  • along the edges of a lava flow (extrusive)

  • along the edges of a volcanic dome (extrusive)

  • around the edges of a sill or a dike (intrusive)

  • where lava contacts water (extrusive)

  • where lava cools while airborne (extrusive)