Sphalerite

Sphalerite

Sphalerite is a zinc sulfide crystal with a chemical formula

ZnS

Sphalerite has a isometric crystal structure

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Sphalerite

Lustre: Adamantine, Resinous
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Transparent, Translucent
Colour: Yellow, light to dark brown, black, red-brown, colourless, light blue. green
Streak: Pale yellow to brown.
Hardness (Mohs): 3½ - 4
Hardness (Vickers): VHN100=208 - 224 kg/mm2
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Perfect
Perfect {011}
Fracture: Conchoidal
Density (measured): 3.9 - 4.1 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 4.096 g/cm3

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Energetic Properties of Sphalerite

Key Words: Physical strength, vitality, grounding, balance, discrimination
Chakras: Root (1st chakra), Sexual/Creative (2nd chakra), Solar Plexus (3rd chakra)
Physical: Supports immune system, increases stamina and energy level
Emotional: Helps one discern the truth and overcome emotional bias
Spiritual: Enhances life force, sexuality, creativity, manifestation and will

 

 

 

 

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