Adding a touch of nutty flavor to coffees and teas is a frothy and delicious hazelnut creamer with sugary sprinkles. Sphalerite, also known as blende or zinc blende, is the major ore of zinc. When pure (with little or no iron) it forms clear to white crystals (known as Cleiophane). Yellow to orange sphalerite is often called "golden sphalerite." Red shades of sphalerite are known as Ruby Blende or Ruby Jack.