Sphalerite crystals have a greyish tone, but they can also be found in other colors like black, dark brown, red-brown, and green. But it is also widely known to be a yellow crystal. Sphalerite is well known for bringing protection, grounding and good discernment. It’s also connected to adaptability, balance, creativity, empowerment and recovery.
We offer a variety of Sphalerite crystals that could come in forms like raw pieces, carvings and others. We even have some unique specimens combined with minerals like Quartz, Pyrite and much more! Read more about the sphalerite healing properties at the bottom of the page!
Sphalerite is a part of the Sulfide mineral family. It’s usually found in metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks. For this mineral to form there needs to be hydrothermal activity or contact metamorphism to bring zinc concentrated fluids to carbonate rocks. This way while the mass is cooling down the process of crystallization begins and the crystal starts growing. There also need to be other components such as iron and trace amounts of indium, cadmium, germanium and others.
It ranges from 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale of hardness which makes it sensitive to scratches from other materials. This crystal also has the typical uneven to conchoidal fracture type when the mineral cracks.
Sphalerite’s name comes from the Greek word “sphaleros” which means deceiving. The reason for this association is because the crystal was challenging to identify and constantly got mixed up with Galena.
Sphalerite crystal is spread out across the globe and can be found in countries like Mexico, Canada, Peru, China, India, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Bolivia. It’s also widely produced in many United States mines located in Alaska, Missouri, Tennessee and others.
Sphalerite Healing Properties
Sphalerite healing properties work with the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakra. This will bring about some grounding, creativity, drive, courage and confidence into your life. You will instantly be pushed to take action and fulfill your potential! It will also help you a lot in reflecting and learning the important lessons. Additionally, Sphalerite is a very protective stone that will dispel all the unwanted energies around you. It can even work to diminish the negativity within you by balancing your mind.
Sphalerite crystal is a great addition to your home as a captivating décor item. It will bring you numerous benefits depending on where you place it according to the Feng Shui Bagua map. Some good options for placements are in the workspace combined with Carnelian stone for enhancing your creativity and courage or near the front door for blocking negativity. You can even sit in meditation with it or place it on your lower three chakras in order to balance them out. This is also the perfect match for all the Geminis out there!
This versatile crystal was once mined in Southeastern Kansas for its zinc content to be used in rubber production and some medicines. So whether you use it for grounding, recovery or the tires on your car, Sphalerite will for sure come in handy!
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