Carborundum is a crystal that occurs in nature as the extremely rare mineral Moissanite. While rare on Earth, silicon carbide is remarkably common in space. It is a common form of stardust found around carbon-rich stars,
Most often this mineral is man made as it has a wide array of industrial uses as an abrasive. This material is extremely solid and hard, so care should be taken in storing with other gemstones, as it is capable of scratching glass and all other crystals apart from diamond. Care should also be taken not to scratch tables or other surfaces.
It also has applications in high voltage/high temperature semiconductor electronics.
This Crystal is associated with the root Chakra, but affects all the Chakras. 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 organized manner, as if each individual cell has been allocated the same amount of space around it. In spite of the dark coloration of the stone, its general mood is light and happy.
These Specimen are between .7 and .8 pounds in weight