Adamite (Copper-bearing) with Aragonite
Hilarion Mine, Lavrion, Lavreotiki, Attica, Greece
Small Cabinet, 7.6 x 5.7 x 1.5 cm
Ex. Christos Spiromitros

Gorgeous, intense example of Cuprian Adamite from this famed Greek locality, of the most saturated green vibrant color you can imagine. It practically glows in person, like neon signage. This small-cabinet specimen consists of highly lustrous, rich, blue-green spherical aggregates measuring up to 1 cm across, on matrix. These GEMMY clusters cover much of the matrix. There are some small, white Aragonites perched on the Adamite, and there is excellent contrast in both form and color between the minerals and the matrix. Collected in 2022, it was kept back as one of the better specimens in this size class when we purchased the majority of the pocket from the collector, and it displays magnificently. This clearly demonstrates why Lavrion was, and still is, one of Europe's most storied localities. In fact, I still find it hard to wrap the mind around the fact that mining at Lavrion dates all the way back to the Bronze Age, yet it is still producing quality, aesthetic specimens. Amazing! This piece is bigger, flashier, and more "meaty" than any others we had at the time they came out, a higher caliber on all levels.