Adamite, Smithsonite
Miniature, 3.6 x 2.5 x 1.7 cm
Hilarion Mine, Lavrion, Attiki Prefecture, Greece

A gorgeous, sparkling, plate of intense blue adamite from a onetime small find that seems absolutely unique. The color seems to be due to an additional small concentration of REE elements present, that boost the coloration of cuprian adamite alone. This adamite, unique in all the world for such color, has an intense color saturation that is just very difficult to convey in photos because the sparkle and color together make it "pop" to the eye. These sparkling, really unique pieces came from a single find in late 2014, and have now been definitively analyzed.