Learn the basics about Sphalerite and its properties, the chakras and astrological signs it is connected to, and the possible benefits you may experience by working with this druzy crystal.
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Sphalerite has been growing in popularity in the crystal community recently. It’s no surprise though as this crystal tends to be filled with sparkly, druzy pockets all over.
It’s usually in the black to brown color range, and can rarely be found in shades of yellow, blue, red and dark purple. Sometimes sphalerite is found with purple fluorite, calcite and agate.
It’s a fairly common crystal and usually very reasonably priced.
What Is Sphalerite?
Sphalerite is an ore mineral consisting of zinc sulfide.
While sphalerite is used in metal products, rubbers and medicines, it is also treasured by some for its potential metaphysical properties, as well.
Its hardness is 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
Sphalerite is most readily available in forms of polished crystals such as towers and points, spheres and cubes. It can also be purchased in raw form. It is not as commonly used for carvings.
Sphalerite is very common and can be found in the Mississippi River valley region in the United States as well as many areas of the world including Australia, Burma, Germany, England, Italy, Spain, and Peru.
Sphalerite is a grounding crystal and associated with primarily the root chakra.
It can help with balancing your male and female energies.
Sphalerite is linked to the astrological signs of Gemini and Scorpio.
Some of the major benefits you may experience from this crystal are:
- Increased energy
- Increased creativity and drive
- Increased confidence and courage
- Increased psychic ability and spirituality
How To Care For Sphalerite
Recharge sphalerite by placing in sunlight for just a few hours or moonlight, or by using other crystals, like selenite. You can also remove any negative energy by smoke cleansing your crystals with incense.
Where To Buy Sphalerite
Crystals should only be purchased from reliable sellers who source their products consciously. There are many fake crystals on the market and unethical practices in sourcing these stones.