Meaning of ADAMITE in English

ADAMITE

General Information:

Chemical Formula:

Zn2(AsO4)(OH)

Composition:

(Molecular Weight = 286.71 gm)

Zinc 45.61 % Zn

Arsenic 26.13 % As

Hydrogen 0.35 % H

Oxygen 27.90 % O

Empirical Formula:

Zn2(AsO4)(OH)

Locality:

TL: Chile, Atacama, Cha¤arcillo

Name Origin:

Named after the French mineralogist Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881).

Physical Properties:

Cleavage:

[101] Good, [010] Poor

Color:

yellow, green, violet, pink, or yellowish green.

Density:

4.3 - 4.5, Average = 4.4

Diaphaniety:

Subtransparent

Habits:

Tabular - Form dimensions are thin in one direction., Druse - Crystal growth in a cavity which results in numerous crystal tipped surfaces., Encrustations - Forms crust-like aggregate s on matrix.

Hardness:

3.5 - Copper Penny

Luminescence:

Fluorescent and phosphorescent.

Luster:

Vitreous - Resinous

Streak:

white

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