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Mineral Information

Origin: Kasakhstan, U.S.A.

Mineral Species: Inderite

Mineral Group: Borates

Chemical Formula: MgB3O3(OH)5.5H2O

Hardness: 3

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Colourless to white

Typical Appearance: Usually prismatic or tabular crystals.

Esoteric Information

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.

Additional Information

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.