hemimorphite definition

  • noun:
    • A usually white or colorless mineral, essentially Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O, an important ore of zinc. Also called calamine.
    • An orthorhombic-pyramidal mineral containing hydrogen, oxygen, silicon, and zinc.
    • Calamin, or hydrous silicate of zinc: a name provided in allusion towards the common hemimorphic character associated with crystals.
    • a white mineral; a typical ore of zinc

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