Found in several worldwide locations that are often zinc-rich environments, most hemimorphite crystals are white to grayish white, yellowish or totally colorless. But when the robin's egg blue hues are found, miners know they have hit a pocket of true gem-quality material. Not only is fine quality hemimorphite geologically scarce, but there are few locations that have the right combination of trace minerals that create this stunning blue color. This gem is often appreciated as natural specimens due to its almost bubbly botryoidal crystal habit.
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LWUV: Inert to pale yellow
Countries of Origin
Angola; Kazakhstan; Portugal; Greece; Austria; Korea (the Republic of); Morocco; Unknown; Brazil; Guatemala; Algeria; Slovenia; Chile; Argentina; Hungary; Japan; Zambia; Congo; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); India; Canada; Turkey; Belgium; Namibia; Finland; Italy; South Africa; Peru; Germany; Yemen; Afghanistan; Russian Federation; Viet Nam; Czechia; United States of America; Egypt; Madagascar; Thailand; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; China; Ireland; Poland; Slovakia; Bulgaria; France; Tunisia; Romania; Switzerland; Spain; Norway; Botswana; Congo (the Democratic Republic of the); Dominican Republic; Mexico; Zimbabwe; Australia; Greenland; Tajikistan
Gentle care, moderately soft. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners.