Mineralogy: Basalt forms when lava reaches the Earth's surface at a volcano or mid ocean ridge. The lava is between 1100 to 1250° C when it gets to the surface. It cools quickly, within a few days or a couple weeks, forming solid rock. Very thick lava flows may take many years to become completely solid.
Metaphysical Properties: Encourages compassionate detachment and supports anyone going through intense changes. It also assists with emotional tranquility, stability and patience. It offers a sense of wellbeing and peace. It helps to allow creativity to flow through the user. It is protective and reflects negativity.