Smithsonite is a gemstone quality zinc carbonate (ZnCO3), sometimes referred to as "zinc spar". Although smithsonite is an important ore of zinc, it is rarely found in well-formed crystals. Most deposits of smithsonite are found in globular or botryoidal (grape-like) clusters with only a few localities known to produce large, pure crystals of smithsonite. Owing to the rarity of gem-quality crystals, smithsonite is one of the lesser-known gemstones. Thus, it is primarily sought after by gem collectors rather than by jewelry designers.
Smithsonite Gemstone Properties
Specific Gravity: 4.00 - 4.65
Refractive index: 1.621 - 1.849
Smithsonite Color & Occurence
Smithsonite is typically found in varying shades of light-blue to blue, light-green to green, and is often mixed with green and blue turquoise hues. Color variations are widespread owing to varying amounts of zinc and other trace impurities. Green and blue smithsonite is colored by copper, while cobalt is known to result in pink and purple. Yellow is caused by cadmium and iron is responsible for brown to reddish colors.
Smithsonite typically forms as a secondary mineral in zinc-bearing ore deposits. It is sometimes found in other types of carbonate rock and is also occasionally known to pseudomorph into other minerals. Smithsonite is usually found in globular or botryoidal (grape-like) aggregate form, rather than in pure crystals. Some of the most significant deposits are found in Australia, Mexico, Namibia, Zambia, Italy, Greece, Spain and the United States (New Mexico).
Healing Power of Smithsonite
Smithsonite is an excellent stone used for the relief of tension and stress; both physical and emotional. For those at their breaking point, or on the verge of a mental breakdown, smithsonite's gentle presence can help by acting as a stone of tranquility. It is believed to impart harmony around those who wear it.
Mystical Power in Smithsonite
For many, smithsonite is a stone which brings out their 'inner-child' and it is often used to encourage feelings of joy and compassion. It is associated with the zodiacal signs of Pisces and Virgo, and is the planetary stone for Neptune. It is a stone associated with the element of water and is often used for the cycle of rebirth. Many even believe that smithsonite can treat problems of infertility.
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