Chemical Composition: Zinc Oxide, may contain manganese and some iron (Zn, MN)O
Mohs Hardness: 4
Localities: Zincite is a very rare and unique mineral, only naturally found in New Jersey, but only as very small crystals.
The only source in the world for large Zincite crystals are found in Poland. They formed when a fire erupted in a Zinc smelting factory where the conditions became just right within large smoke stacks, forming these fantastic crystals which grew on the insides of the smoke stacks. Significant changes of temperature and air pressure inside the furnace created conditions for reverse sublimation (gas to solid) to occur which formed these crystals in air vents and chimney channels. This has become extremely rare and hard to come by! They’re also highly UV reactive which is really fun to see in the dark.
Metaphysical Properties: personal power, physical energy, and creativity. Stimulates electric currents within the body. Helps remove energy blockages. Promotes cooperation. Increases mental clarity and perception. A highly "charged" crystal. This was the second crystal in which I could really feel the energy from. Being in a room full of these crystals caused so much static electricity in the air that I was constantly being shocked by anything that I touched.
Astrological Signs: Libra and Taurus
Corresponding Chakra is dependent on the color of the crystal.