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Crystal Description

Sphalerite is a zinc iron sulphide mineral and a major ore of zinc. Sphalerite is also known as Blende or Zinc Blende. When pure (with little or no iron) it forms clear crystals, usually red known as Ruby Blende, but as iron content increases it forms dark, opaque metallic crystals known as Marmatite.

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Metaphysical Properties

Sphalerite stimulates the base, sacral and solar plexus chakras and grounds and filters energy. Excess energy is grounded by Sphalerite which helps prevent over arousal during psychic awakening.

Sphalerite opens one to intuitive awakening and is a crystal of discernment, allowing one to tell the difference between authentic and bogus information.

Sphalerite facilitates clarity of thought, vitality and strength of will, inspiration and decisiveness. Sphalerite promotes a positive attitude to body image.

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Crystal Healing Uses

Sphalerite can be used to balance the immune system.

Sphalerite may be useful in treating eye disorders.

Sphalerite can be helpful in harmonising nutrient absorption.

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Colour:black, brown, yellow, red, green
Class:Sulphide, Sphalerite Group
Formations:rhombic dodecahedron, tetrahedron, combinations, twinning crystals. Massive forms are common and can be granular, earthy, botryoidal, concretionary and fibrous
Localities:USA, Australia, Europe, Burma, Peru
Chemical Composition:(Zn,Fe)S
Hardness:3.5 to 4
Lustre:adamantine, translucent to transparent
Cleavage:perfect in six directions
Varieties:Cleiophane, Gem Blende, Marmatite, Matraite, Prizibamite


All crystal healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, and do not imply a guarantee of effect. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Crystal healing is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner.

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