Crystal of the Day for July 13 is Tarbuttite

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.


Hardness: 3.5

Specific Gravity: 4.2

Chemistry: Zn2(PO4)(OH) Zinc Phosphate Hydroxide

Class: Phosphates

Crystallography: Triclinic

Cleavage: perfect in one direction

Fracture: brittle, uneven

Streak: white

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.



Author: Crick

Website: The Whispering Woods