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Adamite (cuprian)


Adamite is a zinc arsenate. Friedel (1866) named the species after Gilbert-Joseph Adam (1795-1881), French mineralogist and mineral collector, who discovered the mineral on Chilean specimens. Adamite is a so-called allochromatic mineral, one without inherent color from its ideal chemistry. Minor copper substitution for zinc imparts blue-green coloration in adamite, such as in this example.

This specimen consists of interlocking bluish green adamite crystals to 2 mm covering limonite matrix. Glistening. Found 2009. Good color for the find.

Price: $100

Item code: MS1747

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