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Adamite On Calcite

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Adamite On Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Christiana Mine, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8 × 4.2 × 3.6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

This is a great and rare Greek adamite specimen. The adamite has the very rare for Greece, yellowish color and the pinwheels are very large for the locality, up to 1cm with a sugary luster, probably caused from micro-crystals of calcite. They are sitting on a bed of crystallized calcite/aragonite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Adamite

Formula: 
Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Strunz: 
8.BB.30
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
3.5
Streak: 
white
Type Locality: 
Chañarcillo, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region, Chile

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
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