Buried treasure


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Made from natural, unpolished stone, each piece is unique and may vary in size and shape.

Apache Tears are rounded pebbles of Obsidian or "Obsidianites" composed of black natural volcanic glass.  They are also known by the lithologic term Marekanite.  This variety of Obsidian occurs as sub-rounded to sub-angular bodies up to about 2 inches in diameter, often bearing indented surfaces.  

The name Apache Tear comes from a legend of the Apache Tribe.  About 75 Apache and the US Calvary fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870's.  Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed.  The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy; their tears were said to turn to stone as they hit the ground.  


Apache Tears are a stone that heals sorrow.  They are strengthening, purifying and grounding.  They inspire bravery and absorb negative energy to help bring balance and harmony.