Origin: Kasakhstan, U.S.A.
Mineral Species: Inderite
Mineral Group: Borates
Chemical Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5.5H2O
Crystal System: Monoclinic
Colour: Colourless to white
Typical Appearance: Usually prismatic or tabular crystals.
Birthstone: No known astrological sign
Chakra Alignment: Crown; affects Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat and Third Eye
Element: Air and Spirit
Origin of Name & Mythology: After the type locality, the Inder Lake, Kazakhstan.
Inderite is closely related to Boracite, and has very similar energy and qualities. It is highly cleansing, especially for the chakras, with a special emphasis on the Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, and Third Eye. Also like Boracite, but unlike Tunnelite and Colemanite, it can initially be quite challenging and uncomfortable to work with, even raising the heart rate while it works. However, it does the job quickly, and then settles, so the user is left feeling more alert and awake with greater mental clarity. It has a tendency towards ‘headiness’ and ungroundedness, so it is best to follow it with a grounding crystal. That said, it can be very centring if held lengthwise in meditation, and can also be used to treat headache and sinus problems.