Crystal of the Day
(Colorless, pale white, red, green, yellow or brown)
Tarbuttite is named after Percy Coventry Tarbutt, a Director of the Broken Hill Exploration Company who collected some of the first specimens at Broken Hill (now Kabwe), Zambia.
Specific Gravity: 4.2
Chemistry: Zn2(PO4)(OH) Zinc Phosphate Hydroxide
Cleavage: perfect in one direction
Fracture: brittle, uneven
Luster: vitreous, pearly
Healing: Tarbuttite is used to draw out infections. It is also used to treat zinc deficiencies and to develop proper bone structure.
Magical Workings: Tarbuttite is utilized in automatic writing and for enhancing ones ESP abilities.
Tarbuttite is associated with the astrological sign of Cancer and vibrates to the number of 2.
Chakra Applications: Tarbuttite is associated with the Third Eye chakra.
Foot Notes: Tarbuttite is found in the oxidized zone of zinc deposits which has been subjected to phosphate rich solutions.
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