hemimorphite


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hemimorphite

[‚he·mē′mȯr‚fīt]
(mineralogy)
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O A white, colorless, pale-green, blue, or yellow mineral having an orthorhombic crystal structure; an ore of zinc. Also known as calamine; electric calamine; galmei.
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Then there are also the Hemimorphite earring beads featuring delicate veins and flecks of Aqua and are available in a simplistic rectangular flat cut which can be molded and wired in numerous ways to create truly arty earrings.
The zinc mineralization is composed largely of the minerals hemimorphite and lesser smithsonite and forms a tabular body hosted mostly within the upper dolomite along the east-west trending Sierra Mojada fault.