Hemimorphite #1 Thumbnail Specimen (Wenshan Mine, China)
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*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Hemimorphite
Locality: Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co. Wenshan Prefecture
Dimensions: 1.04" x 0.73" (27mm x 19mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Hemimorphite is a zinc sorosilicate mineral, associated with and often mistaken for smithsonite. It is mined from the upper parts of zinc and lead ores, and may take multiple forms and colors. This pale blue, botryoidal form is a classic for this mineral.
Care Notes: Hemimorphite contains zinc, and like all metallic minerals, should be kept out of the elements and out of water, and should never be used internally.
Healing Keywords: Hemimorphite--creativity, self-confidence and self-esteem, joy.
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