Alternative Names: Calamine

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably China, Mexico

Mineral Species: Hemimorphite

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2.H2O

Hardness: 5

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Colourless, white, pale blue, pale green, grey, brown

Typical Appearance: Thin tabular crystals, sheaf-like or fan-like aggregates, stalagtitic, mammillary, botryoidal.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Libra

Chakra Alignment: Heart, Throat, Crown and Bindu Visarga (secondary Chakra at back of head)

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: In allusion to the hemimorphic morphology of the crystals

Additional Information

Hemimorphite (blue) centers, lifts emotions, strengthens self-confidence, balances male-female energy and warms the Heart. It comes into its own when used for spiritual development, more than for physical healing. It has a strong connection through the Crown Chakra and opens both the Third Eye and Throat Chakras, as well as the Bindu Visarga, making it helpful in communication with Spirit Guides and the Angelic Realm. It can aid meditation, attunement and spiritual growth. Hemimorphite has a powerful Buddha energy, and can be of help on the path to enlightenment while allowing one to remain ego-less. In some crystal healing systems it used to purify and strengthen the blood, and to treat blood disorders. The crystal 'wakes up' as it is handled, and the energy becomes stronger with use.