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Cuprian Adamite & Aragonite

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Cuprian Adamite & Aragonite

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Description
Locality: 
Hilarion Mine, Hilarion, Kamariza, Agios Konstantinos, Lavrion District, Attiki Prefecture, Greece
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
8.3 × 6 × 2.6 cm
Description

A thin slice of matrix hosts gemmy blue-green crystals of cuprian adamite and a forest of gemmy aragonite crystals is growing vertically against the slice of the matrix, making for an aesthetic piece. As a bonus, there is an interesting pseudomorph on the piece but both minerals are unidentified. This find took place about 2 years ago but I bought nothing until this piece came to my attention from another dealer from Thessaloniki and I bought it for this bizarre pseudo that it hosts, combined with its beauty that is obvious.

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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