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Hemimorphite - SKU_A_1842NEW

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From: Wapping Mine, Derbyshire.

Hardness: 4.5-5 on the Moh's scale.

This beautiful speciem is from a now inaccessable mine, location in derbyshire. showing this unusual mineral in its clearly orange form. A good value piece for anyone beginning to collect hemimorphite as a crystal or for someone interested in having a speciem of this crystal from this particular location (mine).

Name: Hemimorphite

Physical characteristics:

Name:(The name is taken from its crystal structure and is greek for ‘half shape’ contrasting terminations at each end of the crystal) prior to its naming in 1853 by Adolph Kenngott. Many names were given to this crystal due to its variable morphology.

System: Orthorhombic

Geology: geologically Hemimorphite is a sorosilicate mineral and is often found in association with zinc carbonate. This crystal as named after its crystal habit, (hemimorphy relationships of its crystals being dissimilar between apposing termination points) This characteristic is typical of only a small varieties of mineral species.

Chakras: this stone is said to relate particularly well to the fifth and sixth chakras (throat and 3rd eye)

Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

Hemimorphite, is a sorosilicate mineral which has been mined from the upper parts of zinc and lead ores. Hemimorphite most frequently occurs as the product of the oxidation of the upper parts of sphalerite bearing ore bodies, accompanied by other secondary minerals which form the so-called iron cap or gossan. Hemimorphite is an important ore of zinc and contains up to 54.2% of the metal.

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