- Fluorite with Adamite
- Small Cabinet, 9.4 x 5.5 x 3.8 cm
- Xianghuapu Mine, Chenzhou, Hunan Province, China
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An elongated plate hosting numerous, transparent to translucent cubes of light green fluorite with, of all things, adamite! This crazy combination specimen is from the Xianghuapu mine that is known for its gorgeous green fluorite, but this is obviously a "one off pocket" from this mine that took us for a loop when we first saw it for sale on a table at a show in China in 2017; and subsequently had the "unknown" analyzed at the U of A. Raman spectroscopy revealed it to be adamite. With lighter green translucent cores and darker green rims, the fluorite itself is quite attractive with the largest crystal measuring 1.8 cm across. The tiny, bright rosettes of mint green adamite are distributed in a discontinuous line in a little "valley" just left of center on the piece. Note there is peripheral damage to fluorites, but the core crystals are intact. A most unusual combination specimen from China and probably the first reported combination of adamite on fluorite of any quality, from anywhere! We purchased only three specimens that day, and I have seen only a handful more over the time since.