Silicon Carbide (Carborundum)
Silicon Carbide is a compound of silicon and carbon with the chemical formula SiC.
Named by the original manufacturer, Edward Goodrich Acheson, in 1890, he initially attempted to synthesise artificial diamond but created blue crystals of silicon carbide.
This compound bonded together by sintering to form tough ceramics used in applications requiring high endurance.
These include 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.
Despite the dark colouration of the stone, its general mood is light and happy.