Golden Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. It is named from “Obsidianus” from its resemblance to a stone found in Ethopia by one Obsius. Obsidian was highly valued in Stone Age cultures because, like flint, it could be fractured to produce sharp blades or arrowheads. It was also used on Tapa Nui (Easter Island) for edged tools (Mataia) and the pupils of the eyes of their statues (Moai).
Golden Obsidian is believed to be a strongly protective stone. Golden Obsidian is particularly effective for scrying, and balancing energy fields.