Silicon Carbide (Carborundum)


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Silicon Carbide is a compound of silicon and carbon with chemical formula SiC

Mohs: 9

Named by the original manufacturer, Edward Goodrich Acheson, in 1890, who originally attempted to synthesize artificial diamond, but ended up creating blue crystals of silicon carbide.

Silicon carbide can be bonded together by sintering to form very hard ceramics that are widely used in applications requiring high endurance, such as car brakes, car clutches and ceramic plates in bulletproof vests. Other uses include Steel production, Electronics, Nuclear Fuel, Jewellery, LED’s and Heating elements.

Carborundum balances the chakras and is calming and gently grounding. It shields and protects, particularly in cases of electromagnetic stress.

Carborundum allows for inner expansion in an orderly and organised manner, as if each individual cell has been allocated the same amount of space around it. In spite of the dark colouration of the stone, its general mood is light and happy.



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