Calcite with Goethite inclusions & Hemimorphite - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
WxHxD: 15x5.5x11cm= 5.9x2.1x4.3in
Calcite forms in many different geologic environments. Usually colorless or white it can occur in many tints due to the inclusion of minor constituents during formation. It has possibly more habits of occurrence than any other mineral.
Chemical composition: Ca[CO3]; Hardness: 3; Trigonal
Goethite is the yellow- or reddish-brown alpha polymorph of iron(III) oxide-hydroxide, typically occurring in low-temperature environments. Goethite has been well known since ancient times for its use as the pigment brown ochre. The mineral was named after the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
α-Fe3+O(OH); Hardness 5 - 5½; Orthorhombic
Hemimorphite is a white, pale blue-green or gray hydrous zinc silicate usually found in the oxidized zones of zinc and lead deposits, and often associated with smithsonite, ZnCO3. They were assumed to be the same mineral and both were classed under the same name of calamine. Some specimens show strong green fluorescence in shortwave UV light and weak light pink fluorescence in longwave UV.
Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O; Hardness 4½ - 5; Orthorhombic
Calcite is used for energy cleansing and amplification and is excellent for support in learning new things and progressing in a healing practice. The Iceland Spar variety is exceptionally well suited for awareness in communication, increasing clarity and reminding us that words can have two meanings.
Goethite supports finding joy in the journey of life, combining pragmatism with imagination, and energizing the pursuit of discovery. It supports connection with Earth so can help with dowsing and the use of divining rods.
Hemimorphite assists with knowing one’s true self. It balances issues the ego, decreasing self-centeredness, while encouraging one to take responsibility for oneself and to not take everything personally. This supports practicality and relieves hostility and anger. This crystal is especially good for healers.
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