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We are OPEN but COVID-19 changes: read more

 
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Bigger discounts: read more

 
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NEW PHOTOS: read more

 
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Conditions apply: read more

 
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on-hold due to COVID-19

 

During COVID-19 please ring us  if you cannot come, don't want to come or we get shut down. While we have a good range on the website we have heaps more at the shops we can send photos of and do orders over the phone. We still will work out of the shop doing various projects. You can pick up, deliver ourselves, or we will get a courier ... shipping costs reduced or free (depends on your location and $ spent). Website is being replaced in June.  Read more about shipping discounts.

Buy affordable crystals, beautifully energised!

We have the widest range of crystals in Sydney and possibly of any Australian crystal shop! Buy healing crystals for your personal use, to captivate your geological interest, to decorate your home. Give as gifts of support to others. Consider giving support at the office or at school! Explore our great natural crystal gallery of photos, read our crystals healing properties descriptions and have enjoy our articles on crystals.

If you are looking to buy crystals from our online crystal store know that we have many more natural crystals than the crystal store shows - send us your "wish list" and we'll send you photos of what we have. 

You can visit us to personally to select your crystals in Sydney at our physical shops in Crows Nest (formerly St Leonards), Newtown and a few annual fairs.

Come often to discover our selection changing and expanding weekly, including Australian grown crystals. Visit The Rock Crystal Shop, Sydney's premier crystal shop for affordable crystals, beautifully energised!

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Carborundum / Silicon Carbide

Carborundum is a man made crystal combining silicon and carbon atoms fused together which sparkles in rainbow colours of gold, pink, green, blue and purple.

Carborundum was originally sold as natural "rainbow hematite" and a few other rare crystals that look similar, but is increasingly being correctly known as a man-made silicon carbide. It is sand + carbon super heated and as it cools crystals form. What I can vouch for, is that it is still special. It brings out the inner-Child when the sun strikes its surface and the rainbow sparkles fly.

Carborundum does not seem to deteriorate in sun shine so you can keep letting it sparkle (I haven't done a full field test except it has sat all day in the sun at markets). And it doesn't dissolve in water - so you can easily clean off dust that way. it is friable so no rough handling.

Always difficult to photograph, they delight when the sun shines on them. Dimensions are for the larger ((left) carborundum. We have others at shops (Mar 20).


Family:
Carbonates;Man-made;Oxides;Silicates
Origin:
Astrology:
Aquarius
Chakra:
All
Length:
57 mm
Width:
45 mm
Height:
33 mm
Weight:
49 g