This may be one of the largest and most mighty saffordites you have a chance to own a gigantic rare treasure from the arizona desert. The discovery of saffordites depends upon 3 l's. I wish i could say i was the one to make this discovery, but my brother who wandered along a few minutes after i had walked through, had all of the 3 l's on his side when he very calmly dropped it into my hand. I was the one who went bonkers everyone knows when i find a big one, i can't seem to do it quietly.
This impressive saffordite is about 60 mm by about 45 mm. Wrinkles and clear inclusions cover the deep black surface. On the back, some mineral staining is present from thousands of years of sitting on desert soil. 96.94 grams of powerful beauty.
Photos are taken from all sides of the stone. Back lighting reveals a fiery translucency around one end.
This cintamani stone is very heavy, very dense, pure energy. This rare beauty perfectly fills the palm of your hand. The power radiating from this saffordite is extraordinary.
My family collects these stones from the desert and we all have an emotional connection to them. In the entire world, saffordites are only found in certain desert areas around safford, graham county, arizona. There are differing opinions on the origin of these small black stones. Some believe they are weathered obsidian, others, like myself, believe they are tektites.
Formed from the impact of a celestial body with the earth. That impact vaporized both the terrestrial and extraterrestrial material, flinging it into the atmosphere where it then rained back to earth creating a glassy stone. Whether tektite or ancient obsidian, saffordites radiate an undeniable power. Saffordites exhibit all the metaphysical traits of other tektites. Metaphysically saffordites are said to be the most powerful gemstones yet discovered, even more powerful than moldavites.Hunting these simple black stones has become a loving obsession for myself and my family. The peace of the desert and beautiful sunsets, bring us out hunting evening after evening. Even an encounter with an angry rattlesnake, hasn't changed that. I just exhibit more caution as i do my saffordite dance (the sun is at your back, walking sideways or forward looking in your shadow) around the desert hoping to spot the velvet blackness of another cherished stone.