[ hem-i-mawr-fahyt ]
/ ˌhɛm ɪˈmɔr faɪt /
a hydrous zinc silicate mineral, Zn4(OH)2Si2O7⋅H2O, occurring in clear, colorless orthorhombic crystals; calamine: an ore of zinc.
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Hemimorphite occurs with other ores of zinc (calamine and blende), forming veins and beds in sedimentary limestones.
British Dictionary definitions for hemimorphite
/ (ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfaɪt) /
a white mineral consisting of hydrated zinc silicate in orthorhombic crystalline form: a common ore of zinc. Formula: Zn 4 Si 2 O 7 (OH) 2 .H 2 OAlso called (US): calamine
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