Adamite is one of the most well known minerals in the specimen market although the mineral itself is not terribly common. Cut gemstones are rare because of its low hardness (3.5), brittle tenacity, and distinct cleavage. It is highly prized for its aesthetic crystal shapes and formations, bright color (often a yellow to greenish-yellow), and stunning fluorescence (bright lime green).
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
LWUV: strong lime green
Countries of Origin
Russian Federation; Czechia; United States of America; Kazakhstan; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Greece; Austria; Morocco; Unknown; China; Ireland; Poland; Algeria; Bulgaria; Chile; France; Serbia; Argentina; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Japan; Switzerland; Spain; Namibia; Congo (the Democratic Republic of the); Italy; Mexico; South Africa; Zimbabwe; Australia; Germany
Adamite is brittle and soft so please take care when handling and be mindful of scratching. It is also soluble in acid.