Hemimorphite is often associated with smithsonite. This mineral commonly occurs in the form of massive formations of spotty coloring. Hemimorphite is a zinc silicate. It can be colored in white, green, greenish-blue, turquoise, or brown. The striped stones also occur. The luster is vitreous. The stone’s hardness makes up 4.9-5.0, and its density is 3.45 g/cm3. The main deposit of the mineral is located in Cumberland, the UK.
Folk healers attribute the white minerals with the ability to harmonize the body’s functioning. White hemimorphite can have a beneficial effect on the central nervous system and cleanse the body of toxins. It relieves from nervous tension and normalizes sleep. The turquoise mineral can also relieve from tension, soothe the nerves, and relieve from insomnia and nightmares.
In magical practices, hemimorphite is used for making amulets which can protect their owners from uncontrollable outbursts of anger or evil spells, as well as the negative impact of the energy of big cities. White hemimorphite is sometimes used for meditation. Men are recommended to wear the green mineral to become more attractive to the opposite sex.
As a talisman, hemimorphite can bring wealth into the house of its owner. In addition, the stone protects from people’s envious thoughts, and maintains peace and tranquility in the family. Some magicians believe that the amulet made of white hemimorphite will protect your house from thieves.