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Danburite, Quartz & Sphalerite

$40.00 USD
WH192408

Danburite, Quartz & Sphalerite - Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

WxHxD: 11x5.5x7.5cm= 4.3x2.1x2.9in

Danburite is a calcium boron silicate typically occurring in contact metamorphic rocks.  It is usually colorless but can be pale pink or yellow.  It is named for Danbury, Connecticut (US) where it was first discovered in 1839.

CaB2(SiO4)2;  Hardness 7 – 7.5;  Orthorhombic

Quartz is a crystalline form of silica. The greatest concentrations of quartz are found in silica-rich igneous and metamorphic rocks. Quartz is one of Earth’s most abundant minerals and is an essential component of granite and many other rocks. Often transparent, Quartz can be found in almost any color. Quartz has piezoelectric properties, meaning it generates an electric charge in response to pressure.

SiO2;  hardness 7;  isometric.

Sphalerite is zinc sulfide, the chief ore of zinc.  Variable amounts of iron can substitute for the zinc.  It has a characteristic greasy luster, and is usually yellow to shades of brown.  “Sphaleros” means “treacherous” as it was mistaken for galena yet yielded no lead when smelted.

ZnS;  Hardness 3½ - 4;  Isometric

Danburite supports the heart chakra, while stimulating the ability to let one’s personal light shine in harmony with the world.  It has been used for angelic communication, channeling, interdimensional travel, peace, and to relieve stress.

Quartz is called the Master Healer Stone. It amplifies personal power by connecting one to the energies of the universe. Quartz acts as a bridger of realms and opens doors for communication with plants, animals, and beings from other dimensions. Quartz will activate all of the energy centers and trigger one’s highest potential to unfold.

Sphalerite supports the balancing of yin and yang in the personality, and promotes the intuitive recognition of deceit and peril.  Indigenous peoples on many continents worked with the orange spark emitted when this mineral is struck hard.

 

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