Hambergite (Be2BO3OH) is a beryllium borate mineral named after Swedish explorer and mineralogist Axel Hamberg (1863–1933).

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Hambergite gemstone

The mineral occurs as white or colorless orthorhombic crystals.

Hambergite meaning

Hambergite occurs in beryllium bearing granite pegmatites as a rare accessory phase. It occurs associated with beryl, danburite, apatite, spodumene, zircon, fluorite, feldspar and quartz.

It was first described by mineralogist and geographer W. C. Brøgger in 1890.

Hambergite chemical composition

Category: Borate mineral
Formula: Be2BO3OH
Crystal system: Orthorhombic
Crystal class: Dipyramidal
Color: Colorless, pale gray, pale yellow
Crystal habit: Prismatic crystals
Twinning: On {110}
Cleavage: Perfect on {010}, good on {100}
Tenacity: Brittle
Mohs scale hardness: 7.5
Luster: Vitreous
Streak: White
Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent
Specific gravity: 2.347–2.372
Optical properties: Biaxial (+)
Refractive index: nα = 1.554 – 1.560 nβ = 1.587 – 1.591 nγ = 1.628 – 1.631
Birefringence: 0.074

hambergite metaphysical properties

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
It impoverishes our beliefs. It cherishes idealism in you. It also lays a foundation of truth and a creditable character in you. Thus it nourishes a healthy and wealthy character in you and inspires you with your own explicit thoughts.

Hambergite crystal is very valuable in the world of metaphysical and crystal healing. It is considered to be a very powerful vibration gemstone and is believed to provide feelings of euphoria. It is used to help stimulate health awareness, by encouraging the wearer to take better care of their health.

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