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Adamsite

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Charles Baker Adams
Formula:
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Name:
Named by Charles Upham Shepard in 1857 in honor of Charles Baker Adams [January 11, 1814 Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA – January 18, 1853 West Nimba, Liberia]. In 1845-1847, he was State Geologist of Vermont, USA. He was professor of chemistry and natural history in Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, 1838 to 1847 and professor of astronomy and zoology at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts from 1847 until 1853.
A variety of Muscovite

A variety of muscovite, classed as a margarodite.

Not to be confused with adamsite-(Y).

Originally described from Derby, Orleans Co., Vermont, USA.


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Chemical Properties of AdamsiteHide

Formula:
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

Other Language Names for AdamsiteHide

German:Adamsit
Simplified Chinese:暗绿云母
Spanish:Adamsita

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for AdamsiteHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
USA
 
  • Vermont
    • Orleans Co.
[Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index, 3rd Edition"]
Hitchcock, E., Report on the Geology of Vermont, 1857.
    • Windham Co.
Rocks & Min. Vol. 71, (1996)
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