Earth's Fiery Jewels: 9 Most Fascinating Volcanic Stones

June 2nd, 2024

Team LTG

Born from fire and fury, volcanic stones hold secrets of our planet's molten heart.  Discover their unique properties and uses.

The most common volcanic rock is dark and dense. Used in construction, landscaping, and even sculptures.


Light and porous and floats on water! Used in exfoliating products, gardening, and even construction.


Volcanic glass, sharp edges made it ideal for ancient tools and weapons. Today, it's prized for jewelry.


Dark, bubbly rock, often reddish. Used in landscaping for its lightweight and water retention.


Formed from compacted volcanic ash. Surprisingly strong, used for building in some regions.


Heated volcanic glass that expands like popcorn. Used in gardening for aeration and moisture control.


High silica content gives it a lighter color. Used for jewelry and decorative carvings.


Intermediate between basalt and rhyolite. Used for construction and road building.


Thin strands of volcanic glass resembling hair. Formed by wind-blown lava droplets.

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