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Hemimorphite

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Hemimorphite - SKU_A_1848

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From: Wapping Mine, Derbyshire.


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


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.


Stunningly set on its original matrix. This speciem of hemimorphite is a lovely example, which will bring vlue and interest to any collection which this mineral speices plays apart.



Name: Hemimorphite


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).


Healing qualities: hemimorphite is a gentle healing stone, whose strength brings personal growth and well being in all aspects of the self, it increases confidence to know one’s self and to love truthfully what would find one to be.


Physical healing qualities: it is said to be especially affective. when used for crystal healing Pain relief Relieving ulcers Blood related disorders Cellular disorders It is also said to be a stone which stimulates overall healing and helps maintaining good health and wellbeing.


Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O




WeightDepthWidthLength
0.175kg 4cm 4cm 7cm