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Adamite Mineral | Everything You Need to Know

limz Published On Sun Feb 02 2020   Modified On Sun Feb 02 2020
Adamite Mineral | Everything You Need to Know

Adamite is a zinc arsenate hydroxide mineral that commonly occurs in the oxidized or weathered zone above zinc ore occurrences. The streak of this stone is white to a pale green and its density ranges from 4.3-4.5. Their crystal habitat is known as Orthorhombic.

Adamite symbolizes strength, courage, balance, happiness, prosperity, and joy. These stones are great for enhancing communication skills.

Let us learn more about Adamite.

Meaning

Adamite is a rare transparent to translucent mineral that helps the wearer to balance and open up the solar plexus and heart chakra. It enables you to heighten your confidence and vitality. These stones will promote unconditional love, warmth, compassion, and joy. It will help you to get rid of all the emotional problems and provides you with the courage to move on.

Origin and History

Blue Adamite.
Blue Adamite.
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In 1866, the first ore of Adamite was discovered in the Atacama region of Chile. During the same year, it was named by Charles Friedel for Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881), a French mineralogist. These stones are found abundantly in Chile, Namibia, Mexico, the USA, and Greece. These amazing stones are like a glass when light shines on it. 

Formation Process

Adamite is an amazing stone that occurs as a rare secondary mineral in the oxidized zone of zinc and arsenic bearing hydrothermal mineral deposits. It occurs in affiliating with smithsonite, hemimorphite, scorodite, olivenite, calcite, quartz and iron and manganese oxides.

Formula

The chemical formula of Adamite is Zn2AsO4OH. These stones have a hardness of 3.5 on the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous luster.

Types

Cuprian Adamite.
Cuprian Adamite.
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  • Alumino Adamite
  • Cobaltoan Adamite
  • Cuprian Adamite
  • Manganoan Adamite
  • Nickeloan Adamite

Colors Available

  • Colorless
  • Pale-Yellow
  • Honey-Yellow
  • Reddish
  • Blue
  • Pale Green to Green

Mines Available

  • Ojuela Mine, Mapimi, Mexico
  • Hilarion Mine, Attica, Greece
  • Cap Garonne Mine, Le Pardet, France

Cost Per Carat

The price of Adamite can vary from $5-$100. Despite their amazingness, these stones are highly undervalued.

Uses

  • Adamites are mostly used by collectors as a part of their collection.
  • These stones are rarely used as a gemstone.

Spiritual Properties

  • Adamite helps you to promote stability, inner strength and courage, communicate with spirits, and it also guides you on a hard journey.
  • These stones balance your emotion, attract love in life, promote long-lasting relationships, and helps you to recover your creativity.
  • It also helps the wearer to stimulate the endocrine system, get rid of depression and anxiety, reduces the risk of nightmares, and increase the level of fitness.

Facts

  • Green Adamite.
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  • Adamite should be taken good care of as it can be scratched easily even by a copper penny.
  • These stones are brittle and they have a poor cleavage.
  • Fine specimens of these stones can be found in Greece, Namibia, Australia, Germany, and France.
  • It is rarely cut as a gem and their color is typically green due to trace amounts copper and or uranium.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • The Russian Store, Sunny Chandler, Arizona
  • Caledonian Rock Shop, Glasgow, UK

Online Stores

  • Wilensky
  • Blue Gems
  • Etsy

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