Home Décor Factors and Suggestions: Hemimorphite is the type of intriguing mineral that looks great when placed near colorful selenite lamps, hanging plants, or even by an entrance to serve as a sparkling welcome! Hemimorphite has really extravagant characteristics! In every hemimorphite gem, there are no crystal structures alike! Take this mineral home to spruce up the décor in your house!
Home Décor Featuring a Fascinating Story
Legend and Lore: Hemimorphite is a unique stone whose name derives from the Greek meaning of half shape (hemi-half, morph-shape) because of this mineral’s uneven formation of crystals. The Ancient Romans used this mineral for several uses and knew the mineral as Galmei or Cadmia.
Gem Formation: This gem can be quite colorful because of the wide range of colors it naturally forms. Hemimorphite can be white, gray, yellow or brown, but its most common color is blue to green because of the copper that is present in the mineral. The crystals in hemimorphite form randomly. One end can be round and blunt, while the other end of the mineral can be shaped like a pyramid.
Revealed by Man: Notable localities of this home décor gem is in Germany and Belgium, right along the border. This mineral is ground up and used in the solution of Calamine lotion; a lotion used for irritated skin.
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