Specific gravity: 4.3 to 4.5
Colour: Colourless, white, yellow, green (copper adamite), and pink to violet (cobalt adamite).
Solubility: Readily soluble in hydrochloric acid and sulphuric acid.
Adamite is a secondary arsenate that occurs in the oxidation
zone of high-temperature lode zinc- and arsenic-bearing
hydrothermal mineral deposits, associated with
Adamite is abundant and widespread at the San Rafael Mine, Nevada, USA. It usually occurs alone there, but it has been found associated with wulfenite and smithsonite, or with segnitite and duftite (R&M.85.6.514-515).
Common impurities: Cu,Fe,Co
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