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Silicon Carbide

Silicon Carbide is also known as carborundum.


Silicon carbide (SiC) is a ceramic compound of silicon and carbon. It occurs in nature as the extremely rare mineral moissanite, only having been found in minute quantities in certain types of meteorite and in corundum deposits and kimberlite. Virtually all of the silicon carbide sold in the world, including moissanite jewels, is synthetic. Silicon carbide is a semiconductor. It is used in many applications, from LEDs, to lapidary, to the grip tape on skateboards, and in high performance brake dics. Collectors are attracted to this mineral for its attractive appearance.

carborundum silicon carbide
*Please note: the photo above shows the color more accurately - they all have a metallic, shimmery, rainbow-like appearance. The product images below do not represent the color well. The image above is of stock number #SC-16 and SC-17, to show you a more accurate representation.

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Silicon Carbide Specimen

SC-10 Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimen, 5 inches long. This is a on-of-a-kind item - you will receive the actual item in photo. Once sold, it is gone, and you cannot order multiples.
$38.00

Silicon Carbide Specimen

SC-15 Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimen, 4 inches long. This is a on-of-a-kind item - you will receive the actual item in photo. Once sold, it is gone, and you cannot order multiples.
$30.00

Silicon Carbide Specimen

SC-16 Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimen, 5.5 inches long. This is a on-of-a-kind item - you will receive the actual item in photo. Once sold, it is gone, and you cannot order multiples.
$28.00

Silicon Carbide Specimen

SC-17 Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimen, 5.5 inches long. This is a on-of-a-kind item - you will receive the actual item in photo. Once sold, it is gone, and you cannot order multiples.
$28.00

Silicon Carbide Specimen

SC-11 Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimen, 3.5 inches long. This is a on-of-a-kind item - you will receive the actual item in photo. Once sold, it is gone, and you cannot order multiples.
$16.00

Silicon Carbide Specimen

SC-12 Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimen, 4.75 inches long. This is a on-of-a-kind item - you will receive the actual item in photo. Once sold, it is gone, and you cannot order multiples.
$12.00

Silicon Carbide Specimen

SC-13 Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimen, 4 inches long. This is a on-of-a-kind item - you will receive the actual item in photo. Once sold, it is gone, and you cannot order multiples.
$10.00

Silicon Carbide Specimen

SC-14 Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimen, 3.75 inches long. This is a on-of-a-kind item - you will receive the actual item in photo. Once sold, it is gone, and you cannot order multiples.
$8.00

Silicon Carbide Specimens

SC-1 Small Laboratory grown Carborundum (silicon carbide) specimens, approximately 1.45 - 1.85 inches long.
$5.95