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Cuprian Adamite & Aragonite

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Cuprian Adamite & Aragonite

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Description
Locality: 
Christiana Mine, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10.7 × 8.5 × 3.3 cm
Description

Here is a beautiful and special adamite specimen from Lavrion. The color is a wonderful blue, quite unique for the variety as this tone only comes from Lavrion. The crystal size is also very large for the locality with the largest crystalline spheroid measuring 1.2cm across! A fine old classic from this ancient mining district and a special color adamite from anywhere.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cuprian Adamite

Variety Of: 

Adamite

Formula: 
Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Hardness: 
3.5
Formula: 
(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Hardness: 
0.0

Aragonite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.15
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Type Locality: 
Gallo river, Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

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