Rhyolite is an Igneous Rock that is usually seen in light shades of gray, whites, pinks and light browns. It can however contain reasonably bright to dark shades of green, reds, browns and even black which gives nice patterns. At times the patterns looks much like drip patterns reminiscent of malachite. Other times it appears in flowing patterns much like various agates. Either way, simply tumbled rhyolite stones can create nice jewelry that keeps they eye moving through out the piece.

Similar to granite but with a much smaller grain size, it is used for many of the same things granite is used for. It can be carved into statues and is often used in mixtures used in construction and roads. In recent years, it is becoming known as an inexpensive stone for use in jewelry.

It can be found in many places around the world where there has been volcanic activity in the past. When magma flows quickly out of a volcano, then flows in thick layers down the side of the cone, the layers cool quickly in the surrounding air. This creates either rock or volcanic glass. Rhyolite is one of the rocks that are formed.

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Rhyolite Metaphysical Meanings

The keywords for rhyolite are balance, regeneration and mind abilities. As a balancing stone, rhyolite helps you see and understand all the parts of yourself that are out of balance. It then helps you let go of any past blockages that are causing the problems. This makes it a great stone for anyone working with any type of self esteem issues and procrastination. It is also useful for finding love that is a healthier type of relationship for you.

As a regeneration stone, it is useful in all aspects of maintaining or regaining beauty. It helps you both look and feel younger. It can help rekindle a relationship when love has grown cold. Perhaps best of all, it helps you to know what you need and don’t need in your life, and then helps you attract or remove those things as needed.

Where mind abilities are involved, rhyolite is useful in most any situation. It can help those using their psychic abilities to connect easier and is a powerful stone for anyone attempting to astral travel or for channeling.

In your magical working, rhyolite is perfect for use in any sort of working that use elemental forces. If you find yourself want to stay off the radar, whether at work or from a relationship that is over, use rhyolite in invisibility magic. Pour the energies into the stone and then carry it with you at all times. It’s like having a shield to block you from view so you can go about you day without having to worry about them.

As a healing stone, rhyolite helps boost the immune system. This helps your body to fight off minor problems and recover more quickly from serious one. It helps cleanse both the liver and kidneys making it a great gift for diabetics or anyone with problems that directly affect these vital organs.

Many gemstone healers recommend using an elixir made from rhyolite for skin problems. It can be added to bath water or simply rubbed into the problem area to help with healing infections and to aid in keeping the sky smooth, soft, silky and young looking.

Main Chakra: heart

Planet: Mercury

Vibrates to the number: 4

Element: Air and earth

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini


Chemical Composition and Name – SiO2 + K2O. 70–75% Silicon Dioxide + Potassium Oxide

Hardness – 6

Specific Gravity – 2.4 – 2.6

Refractive Index (R.I.) –

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