Hemimorphite

Hemimorphite


Composition: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2.H2O
Crystal System : Orthorhombic
Lustre : Vitreous
Hardness : 5
Specific Gravity : 3.3-3.5
References: Gebhard (1999)

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 1st Oxidation Zone
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

At outcrop and in the upper levels, in association with hydrozincite and aurichalcite (Gebhard, 1999). Occurs in the type assemblage for reinerite, on 29 Level in the second oxidation zone (Geier and Weber, 1958).