Smithsonite

Smithsonite

Smithsonite is a carbonate mineral , its chemical formula is

ZnCO
3

Smithsonite has a trigonal crystal structure.

 

 

 

Physical Properties of Smithsonite

Lustre: Vitreous, Pearly
Diaphaneity (Transparency): Translucent
Colour: White, grey, yellow, green to apple-green, blue, pink, purple, bluish grey, and brown; colourless or faintly tinted in transmitted light.
Streak: White
Hardness (Mohs): 4 - 4½
Tenacity: Brittle
Cleavage: Very Good
On {1011}.
Fracture: Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
Translation gliding: Translation gliding with T{0001}, t{1010}.
Density (measured): 4.42 - 4.44 g/cm3
Density (calculated): 4.43 g/cm3

 * Physical properties of Smithsonite was provided by mindat.org *

Energetic Properties of Smithsonite

Key Words: Soothing the emotions, release of stress, deepening of love and compassion, relaxing into deeper perception
Chakras: All
Physical: Aids in weight reduction, increases vitality, supports endocrine system and reproductive organs
Emotional: Helps eliminate fear, anxiety, and tension; encourages trust and relaxation
Spiritual: Opens psychic channels, instills awareness of cosmic Oneness

* Energetic Properties of Smithsonite was provided by Book of Stones *