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VIII - Sorosilicates
Crystal habit of Hemimorphite Hemimorphite

Name   Hemimorphite
(Zinc Silicate Calamine)
Chemistry   Zn4[(OH)2|Si2O7]·H2O
Hardness   5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   colourless, white, light green, brown, tranparent, translucent
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.3 - 3.5
Crystal habit   orthorhombic, crystals small, tabular, hemimorph
Cleavage, Fracture   [110] perfect, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   often in crusts, together with smithsonite (ZnCO3) (= galmei)

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