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Cuprian Adamite

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Formula:
(Zn,Cu)
 
2
AsO
 
4
OH
Colour:Bright green; faint ...
A variety of Adamite

Olivenite Group. A variety of Adamite containing some copper.
Originally reported from Cap Garonne Mine, Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.

A member of the Olivenite Group, between Olivenite and Adamite, but with zinc dominant over copper (Zn:Cu ratio generally unspecified). See also the Adamite-Olivenite Series,as well as the structurally distinct, intermediate member Zincolivenite with a Zn:Cu ratio of (ideally) 1:1.

Classification of Cuprian Adamite

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Physical Properties of Cuprian Adamite

Diaphaneity (Transparency):Transparent, Translucent
Colour:Bright green; faint tints of green in transmitted light.

Chemical Properties of Cuprian Adamite

Formula:
(Zn,Cu)
 
2
AsO
 
4
OH
Simplified for copy/paste:(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Essential elements:As, H, O, Zn
All elements listed in formula:As, Cu, H, O, Zn

Other Names for Cuprian Adamite

Synonyms:
Cu-AdamiteCuproadamite
Other Languages:
French:Adamite cuprifère
German:Cuproadamin
Cuproadamit
Italian:Adamite Cuprifera
Spanish:Cuproadamita

Other Information

Other Information:May exhibit weak pleochroism in shades from nearly colourless to blusih green and yellow-green (Tsumeb).
Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Cuprian Adamite

Reference List:

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Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 864-866.

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    Localities for Cuprian Adamite

    The map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.
    (TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
    Australia
     
    • New South Wales
      • Yancowinna Co.
        • Broken Hill
    Mineralogical Record: 19: 427-428.
    Austria
     
    • Carinthia
      • Gailtaler Alpen & Karnische Alpen
        • Kirchbach
    M. Puttner: Carinthia II 188./108.:193-199 (1998)
        • Kötschach-Mauthen
          • Plöcken pass area
    M. Puttner: Carinthia II 188./108.:193-199 (1998)
      • Karawanken
        • Bad Eisenkappel (Bad Eisenkappl)
          • Rijavitzagraben (Jeravitzagraben; Remscheniggraben)
    M. Puttner: Carinthia II 185./105.:81-88 (1995)
        • Finkenstein
          • Mallestiger Mittagskogel
    [Der Aufschluss 1996,4 p.186-192]
    • Salzburg
      • Radstadt
        • St Martin
    Poeverlein, R. (1990): Mineralien der Koreinhöhe. Mineral. Arch. Salzburg, 2, 41.
      • Saalfelden
        • Leogang
          • Hütten
            • Schwarzleograben
              • Schwarzleo District
    Poeverlein, R. (2008): Euchroit und seine Begleiter vom prähistorischen Bergbau, Leogang, Österreich. Lapis, 33 (5), 13-22.
    • Tyrol
      • North Tyrol
        • Inn valley
          • Brixlegg - Schwaz area
            • Brixlegg - Rattenberg
              • Geyer - Silberberg District
                • Silberberg
    Schnorrer, G. and Poeverlein, R. (2002) Schwaz-Brixlegg-Fundstellen: 2. Die Minerale des Stockerstollens bei Brixlegg in Tirol. Aufschluss, 53, 209-228.
              • Gratlspitz
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    R. Exel: Die Mineralien und Erzlagerstätten Österreichs (1993)
    Lapis 19(7/8):13-78 (1994)
              • Hof
    Schnorrer, G. & Poeverlein, R. (2010): Schwaz-Brixlegger Fundstellen: 7. Die Minerale des Bergbaus Hofer Tratte bei Brixlegg in Tirol. Aufschluss 61, 147-156.
    Schnorrer, G. & Poeverlein, R. (2005): Schwaz-Brixlegger-Fundstellen: 3. Die Minerale vom Bergbau Maukenötz bei Brixlegg, Tirol. Der Aufschluss, 56, 223-234.
              • St Gertraudi
                • Großkogel (Reither Kogel)
    Putz, H. & Poeverlein, R. (2007): Die Mineralien des Gertraudstollens und seiner Halde in St. Gertraudi, Tirol. Lapis 32 (6), 58-63.
                • Kleinkogel
    A.Lechner, Siegsdorf, D
            • Schwaz
              • Ringenwechsel District
    Lapis 19(7/8):13-78 (1994)
                • Weißer Schrofen
    Schnorrer, G., Poeverlein, R. (2007): Die Minerale des Martinstollens am Weißen Schrofen, Der Aufschluss, Vol. 58, 27-40
    Chile
     
    • Atacama Region
      • Copiapó Province
        • Tierra Amarilla
          • Pampa Larga district
    M. Dini collection
    China
     
    • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
      • Hezhou Prefecture
    Jordi Fabre specimen
    France
     
    • Languedoc-Roussillon
      • Aude
        • Padern
    Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, Bulletin de l'Association Française de Microminéralogie, 1985, N° 3, pp. 3-6.
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
      • Alpes-Maritimes
        • Guillaumes
          • Daluis
    Self collected S. MAURY
      • Var
        • Le Pradet
    Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 866; Clark (1993) "Hey's Mineral Index."
    • Rhône-Alpes
      • Rhône
        • Le Bois d'Oingt
          • Chessy-les-Mines
    [Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 1988, 4, p.6-46]
    Germany
     
    • Baden-Württemberg
      • Black Forest
        • Calw
    Walenta, K. (1992): "Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes", Weise (Munich).
        • Lahr
          • Reichenbach
    Lapis 8(4), 11-13 (1983)
        • Waldshut
          • Detzeln
    Falkenstein, F. (2010): Ein bislang unbekanntes Mineral- und Fossilvorkommen im Porphyr-Steinbruch bei Detzeln, im südöstlichsten Schwarzwald. Aufschluss, 61, 157-74.
        • Wolfach
          • Oberwolfach
            • Rankach valley
    Walenta, K. & Greil, P. (1979): Pseudotetragonaler Cuproadamin. - Chem. Erde 38, 218-222; Walenta, K. (1992): Die Mineralien des Schwarzwaldes. Chr. Weise Verlag, München, 336 pp. (in German)
    • Bavaria
      • Franconia
        • Spessart
          • Aschaffenburg
            • Dörrmorsbach
    A. Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", Schweizerbart (Stuttgart), 2001
    • Hesse
      • Richelsdorf District
        • Süss
          • Richelsdorf Smelter
    S. Weiß: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1992
    • Lower Saxony
      • Harz
        • Bad Harzburg
          • Radau valley
    Schnorrer-Köhler, G. (1991): Mineralogische Notizen V. Aufschluss 42, 155-171.
        • Braunlage
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
        • Clausthal-Zellerfeld
          • Bockswies veins
            • Oberschulenberg
    Lapis, 11 (1), 9-18+42
        • St Andreasberg District
          • Oder valley
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", 1990
    Weiss: "Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West", Weise (Munich), 1990
    • North Rhine-Westphalia
      • Aachen
        • Stolberg
    Blaß, G. & Graf, H. W. (1995): Neufunde von Schlackenhalden in der nördlichen Eifel (II). Mineralien-Welt, 6 (3), 28-31.
      • Bergisches Land
        • Rösrath
          • Hoffnungsthal
    min max
      • Eifel
        • Düren
          • Untermaubach
    Wittern: "Mineralfundorte in Deutschland", 2001
      • Niederberg area
        • Heiligenhaus
    Lapis 1988(1), 17-35
      • Siegerland
        • Burbach
        • Niederschelden
    SCHNORRER, G. (1995): Mineralogische Neuheiten von bekannten deutschen Fundorten. Lapis 20 (12), 43-48; 62.
    • Rhineland-Palatinate
      • Lahn valley
        • Bad Ems District
          • Frücht
    Der Aufschluss Vol.55, March/April 2004
    Greece
     
    • Attikí Prefecture (Attica; Attika)
      • Lavrion District (Laurion; Laurium)
        • Lavrion District Mines
          • Agios Konstantinos [St Constantine] (Kamariza)
    LAPIS 24 (7/8) 1999; Wendel, W. and Markl, G. (1999) Lavrion: Mineralogische Klassiker und Raritäten für Sammler. LAPIS 24 (7/8):34-52
            • Kamariza Mines (Kamareza Mines)
    No reference listed
              • Hilarion area
    Hanke, H. (1998): Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
    No reference listed
    Heymann, J.(1982): Al-Adamin. LAPIS 7 (3), 26-28; Heymann, J. (1982): Al-Adamin. LAPIS 7 (3), 26-28; Möckel, S. (2000): Strashimirit und 11 weitere Neubestimmungen aus Lavrion (GR). Lapis 25 (7-8), 74.; Hanke, H. (1998): Laurion - ein Rückblick auf die Funde der letzten drei Jahre. Mineralien-Welt, 9 (2), 37-45.
    Chollet Pascal photo
          • Sounion Area
            • Agia Varvara Mines (St Barbara Mines)
    Schnorrer, G. & Breitenbach, H. (1996): Lavrion: Neufunde aus dem antiken Bergbau und in historischen Schlacken. Lapis, 21 (1), 45-48; 62.
    Japan
     
    • Honshu Island
      • Chugoku Region
        • Yamaguchi Prefecture
          • Mine City
    Minato, H. (1953): Arsenate minerals in Japan. IV. Adamite, cuproadamite, and olivenite from Japan. J. Mineral. (Japan) [Koubutsugaku Zasshi], 1, 125-141.
    • Kyushu Region
      • Miyazaki Prefecture
        • Hinokage-cho
    Minato, H. (1953): Arsenate minerals in Japan. IV. Adamite, cuproadamite, and olivenite from Japan. J. Mineral. (Japan), 1, 125-141.
    Mexico
     
    • Durango
      • Mun. de Mapimí
        • Mapimí
    No reference listed
    Morocco
     
    • Souss-Massa-Draâ Region
      • Ouarzazate Province
        • Tazenakht
          • Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District)
            • Aït Ahmane
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
            • Ambed
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
            • Bou Azer
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
            • Ightem
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
            • Méchoui
    Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
    Namibia
     
    • Otjikoto Region (Oshikoto)
      • Tsumeb
    Rocks & Min.: 62:440.
    Russia
     
    • Far-Eastern Region
      • Primorskiy Kray
        • Kavalerovo Mining District
          • Dal'negorsk (Dalnegorsk; Tetyukhe; Tjetjuche; Tetjuche)
    Pavel M. Kartashov data
    South Africa
     
    • Mpumalanga Province
      • Nkangala District
        • Delmas
    Minerals of South Africa
    Spain
     
    • Andalusia
      • Almería
        • Huércal-Overa
          • Cuesta Alta
            • Cerro Minado Mines
    VIÑALS, J., CALVO, M., and MARTÍ, J. (2004): Parnauita, paratacamita y otros minerales secundarios de Cerro Minado, Almería. Revista de Minerales, 2, 5, 47-49.(in Spanish). Versions simultaneously published in Catalan (Mineralogistes de Catalunya) and in English version (Mineral Up)
    • Catalonia
      • Girona (Gerona)
        • Ripollès
          • Camprodon
            • Rocabruna
    Joan Rosell
      • Tarragona
        • Conca de Barberà
          • Vimbodí
    Viñals, J.,Bareche,E.y Coca, J. (1990) Mines de Catalunya, Vimbodí (II).Mineralogistes de Catalunya, 4, 213-227.
    • Valencian Community
      • Castellón
        • Chóvar
    Casanova Honrubia, Juan Miguel & Canseco Caballé, Manuel, 2002, Minerales de la Comunidad Valenciana : 237 p. Ed. Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo. Alicante
    Switzerland
     
    • Wallis (Valais)
      • Anniviers Valley
        • Saint-Luc
    Stalder, H. A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S. and Stuker, P. (1998): "Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz", Verlag Wepf & Co. (Basel), p. 19; Ansermet, S. (2012): Mines et minéraux du Valais - II. Anniviers et Tourtemagne. With contributions by N. Meisser, Ed. Porte-plumes (Ayer)
    UK
     
    • England
      • Cumbria
        • South Eastern Region (Westmorland)
          • North Pennines
            • Kirkby Stephen
              • Cote Garth
    R. S. W. Braithwaite Cuproadamite and Tennantite from Higher Longrigg Mine, Hartley Birkett, Cumbria Mineralogical Magazine 1988 52 : 552-553
    USA
     
    • Arizona
      • Pima Co.
        • Tucson Mts
          • Amole District
            • Saginaw Hill (Saginaw property)
              • Amole Mine group
    Collected in 1980 by Bruce J. Murphy. Analysis by Bart Cannon 2009
    • California
      • Inyo Co.
        • Argus Mts (Argus Range)
          • Zinc Hill District
            • Zinc Hill
    Crowley, J.A. (1975), The minerals of the Zinc Hill mine, Inyo County, California: Mineralogical Record: 6: 111; Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 321.
      • San Bernardino Co.
        • Clark Mts (Clark Mountain Range)
          • Clark Mountain District
            • Pactolus
              • Mohawk Hill
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
    • Nevada
      • Churchill Co.
        • Table Mountain District
          • Cottonwood Canyon
            • Bolivia
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
      • Esmeralda Co.
        • Weepah District
    Rocks & Minerals, Nov. 1999, p373
      • Mineral Co.
        • Bell District
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
      • Nye Co.
        • Gabbs District
    NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
          • Quartz Mountain camp
    Brent Thorn
    • Utah
      • Juab Co.
        • East Tintic Mts
          • Tintic District
            • Eureka
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
            • Mammoth
    Collected by Brent Thorne
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
      • Tooele Co.
        • Deep Creek Mts
          • Gold Hill District (Clifton District)
    P Cristofono collection
    Kokinos, M. and Wise, W.S. (1993), Famous Mineral Localities: the Gold Hill mine, Tooele County, Utah. Mineralogical Record: 24(1): 11-22.
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
        • Oquirrh Mts
          • Ophir District
            • Dry Canyon area
    Collected by and in the collection of Brent Thorne.
      • Utah Co.
        • East Tintic Mts
          • East Tintic District
    collected by Brent Thorne
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