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Hemimorphite is a hydrated zinc silicate, often found in zinc ore deposits. In the nineteenth century, the mineral was often called calamine, until Kenngott (1853) named hemimorphite for its hemimorphic crystal form.

This is convulated aggregate of lustrous hemimorphite crystals. A near surface inclusion of a yellow mineral, likely a cadmium sulfide, color the crystal tips pale yellow. Associated is a 9 mm cerussite crystal. Formerly in the collection of Warren Sommerville AM, Australian mineral collector.

Price: $400

Item code: MS1386

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