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; United States of America (the); Hungary; Congo (the); Japan; Zambia; Bolivia (Plurinational State of); India; Canada; Turkey; Belgium; Namibia; Finland; Italy; South Africa; Peru; Germany; Yemen; Afghanistan; Viet Nam; Czechia; Egypt; Madagascar; Thailand; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; China; Ireland; Russian Federation (the); Poland; Slovakia; Bulgaria; France; Tunisia; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the); Romania; Dominican Republic (the); Switzerland; Spain; Norway; Botswana; Congo (the Democratic Republic of the); Mexico; Zimbabwe; Australia; Greenland; Tajikistan
Gentle care, moderately soft. Avoid ultrasonic cleaners.