Glass Butte is a can’t-lose place for rockhounding. Look down and you’ll find something.
It features some uncommon obsidian varieties: fire, rainbow, aurora, sheens, midnight lace, mahogany – and a ton more depending on who you talk to.
This one doesn’t have a name.
In hand, it looks like purple glass. With good lighting, you can see the reddish-pink swirls.
Obsidian is fun because you can see the movements of molten rock and earth as it spilled across the landscape. Waves, bubbles, peaks of flowing glass were frozen in time. And, with this small piece, you can see that little plume forever locked in clear glass.