Found in a 100 square mile swath of Arizona desert, Saffordite, named for the nearest town, is a gravel sized, partially translucent, brownish lavender pseudo tektite. It remains unclear whether this stone is a tektite or obsidian, likening it to Columbianite in both color and controversy. It only comes in rounded pebble forms, unlike true tektites, however theorized could be from ancient water erosion. Pseudo Tektites are thought to be formed by ancient volcanic blasts that flung the liquid magma into the atmosphere, where it cooled and then fell back down to earth. These are different from tektites, in that they are volcanic in origen, while tektites are from meteorite impacts. Pseudo tektites don’t have the same strewn pattern as tektites and are found in a larger area. An estimated 50kg or less of Saffordite is found each year, making Saffordite extremely rare.

Associated with all chakras, zodiac signs of Sagittarius & Aquarius & vibrates to the number 4.

– Helps to dissolve unhelpful thought forms and mental pathways, strengthening your inner guidance system.
– Vaporizes outdated belief systems. One must prepare to let go & be free of ideas that no longer serve their highest purpose.
– Establishes harmony in relationships.
– Gently allows one to remove negative people and places from their lives.
– Vibrates to one’s true calling and highest potential.
– Increases intuitive abilities, enabling trust in one’s hunches & feelings.
– A stone of wish fulfillment, luck, light & loving vibration.
– Aids in healing from mental abuse, neglect, trauma & mental health issues. Allows one to see the truth behind the veil & become comfortable in knowing their truth.

Chemical Formula: SiO₂
Shape: rounded pebbles with pits and indentations.
Crystal System: amorphous
Color: dark gray, lavender when light is shown through
Streak: colorless
Luster: dull to vitreous
Diaphaneity: translucent to transparent
Hardness: 5.5-7 Mohs
Cleavage: none
Fracture: conchoidal
Specific Gravity: 2.35-2.6 g/cm³ Refractive Index: 1.45-1.55