Hemimorphite - China

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This is a great example of botryoidal hemimorphite. Even though it is small in size, it has all the characteristics you want in a nice specimen. Most examples from this location are much bluer than this. This specimen gives you an idea of what a yellow or green piece of hemimorphite may look like.

Hemimorphite is a zinc base silicate mineral, up to 54% zinc, that often forms tabular crystals. However, it can also grow in botryoidal patterns. Some common colors seen are clear, white, blue, yellow, and brown. Its name comes from the word "hemimorphic", referring to its crystals having various terminations. This mineral was first described in 1853 but was used in ancient times to help ward off negativity, hatred, and even poison. 

Hemimorphite is known for helping detach from ego. It brings spiritual growth. Blue hemimorphite specializes in bringing feelings of joy and happiness. It enhances communicative abilities, allowing you to bring forward your true feelings. 

Chemical Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2*H2O

Location: Wenshan, Yunnan Province, South China

You will receive the perky box specimen pictured. Colors may vary based on screen size and resolution.