Adamite

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Adamite
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This pale green mineral is called adamite and this particular sample comes from Mexico. Pure adamite is colourless, but it usually contains impurities that bestow it with colour. Adamite is commonly yellow due to iron compounds, but this green specimen is given its colour by the presence of copper in the mineral. Adamite is a zinc arsenate hydroxide mineral, and is commonly found in weathered zones above natural zinc deposits. Trace amounts of uranium make this particular sample shine fluorescent green under UV light.

Sample ID: 351

Particularities

Chemical symbol
Zn2AsO4OH
State
Solid
Compound
% Zn2AsO4OH
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Categories
Mineral
Curiosities
Fluorescence
Relationships
Green | Fluorescent | Brittle | Mineral | Rock | Zinc | Fluorescence | Uranium | CoPper

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