Origin: Poland, Germany
Mineral Species: Sphalerite, Wurtzite et al.
Mineral Group: N/A - Mineral Combi
Chemical Formula: N/A - Mineral Combi
Hardness: N/A - Mineral Combi
Crystal System: N/A - Mineral Combi
Colour: Combination of creams, browns and metallic silver / gold.
Typical Appearance: Compact Sphalerite and Wurtzite masses of a pale brown colour, occurring in concentric layers with reniform surfaces which also may contain pyrite and galena.
Birthstone: Aquarius and Pisces
Chakra Alignment: Base
Origin of Name & Mythology: From the German words "Schale" and "Blende", meaning "shell ore", in allusion to its concentric-layered structure.
Schalenblende bestows courage and idealism, and helps to alleviate exhaustion and lack of self-confidence, thereby helping us to experience dramatic changes in our lives and learn through them. It also aids spontaneity, concentration and communication, and helps in sleep disorders by balancing inner turmoil.