Also known as scoria, lava rock is formed from solidified volcanic lava. A defining feature of this rock is cavities caused by trapped gas bubbles. Unlike pumice, however, lava rock does not float on water. The unique look of this highly porous rock, along with its relatively light weight, makes it popular for jewelry and ornamental carvings.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Lava Rock Colors
Countries of Origin
Tanzania, United Republic Of; Afghanistan; Iceland; Costa Rica; Greece; Unknown; China; Russian Federation (the); Chile; Bahamas (the); Ecuador; Argentina; United States of America (the); Hungary; Japan; Kenya; India; New Zealand; Canada; Cuba; Barbados; Turkey; Italy; Mexico; Australia; Jamaica; Peru; Ethiopia; Indonesia
Gentle wear; avoid ultrasonics and high heat.