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Crystal Description

Smithsonite is a zinc carbonate mineral, found as a secondary mineral in the oxidization zone of zinc ore deposits and in sedimentary deposits.

Smithsonite has a unique pearly lustre, along with a play of colour, giving rise to a waxy appearance. Trace elements give raise to a vast assortment of colours, with splendid lavender specimens being the most collectable.

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Metaphysical Properties

Smithsonite stimulates all chakra according to its colour. Smithsonite is a deeply calming and compassionate, instilling a sense of peace and unconditional love. Meditation with Smithsonite can stimulate psychic abilities and communication with spirit.

Smithsonite can be useful in gently releasing deeply held emotional wounds, childhood traumas and conflicts.

Smithsonite supports harmony within relationships.

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Crystal Healing Uses

Smithsonite can be helpful in treating depression, stress and anxiety.

Smithsonite assists in treating dysfunction of the endocrine system.

Smithsonite may be useful in treating disorders of the digestion system.

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Colour:green, blue, pink, purple, white, grey, yellow, colourless
Class:Carbonate, Calcite Group
Formations:rhombohedral, rarely scalenohedral crystals. Botryoidal, reniform, or stalactitic; incrustations; coarsely granular to compact massive, earthy
Chemical Composition:ZnCO3
Hardness:4 to 4.5
Lustre:vitreous to pearly, translucent to transparent
Cleavage:perfect in three directions
Varieties:Herrerite, Monheimite


All crystal healing uses, magical uses and metaphysical definitions are provided as a means of education, and do not imply a guarantee of effect. Those suffering from illness should consult with their General Practitioner in the first instance. Crystal healing is a holistic complementary healthcare practice and should be carried out by a suitably qualified crystal healing practitioner.

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