The name Schalenblende comes from German words “Schale” and “Blende”, meaning “shell ore.
It consists of compact Sphalerite and Wurtzite masses of a pale brown colour, occurring in concentric layers with reniform surfaces which also may contain pyrite and galena
Schalenblende is grounding, centering and strengthening. It is said to enhance mental concentration, psychic attunement, spiritual consciousness, and self-esteem. It can be used to insulate oneself from negative energies in the environment and to accelerate inner growth as well as worldly success. It is highly protective and is used in magical rites by Shaman and practitioners of the old ways.
Schalenblende opens one to intuitive awakening and is a crystal of discernment, allowing one to tell the difference between authentic and bogus information.