Rhyolite was named "streaming rock" because of its beautiful bands, bubbles and crystal-rich layers that form as lava flows onto the surface of stone and moves forward. Rhyolite can look very different, depending on how it erupts. Rhyolite has a composition similar to granite but has a smaller grain size. It is composed of the light-colored silicates and is usually green to pink in color. Because of its varied formational traits it is believed to represent change, variety and progress. It is said to spark creativity in individuals who are ready to move forward and make things happen in their life. It is thought to allow us to reach out and beyond our capabilities of what we think we can achieve by helping us to break through the mental barriers and to reach a profound and joyous state of knowing. Rhyolite is said to show us how to relish in the vast potential within ourselves. This is a stone thought to be of use for meditation, progression in life, focusing on the present moment and resolving issues not yet complete.