Cuprian Adamite, also understood as Cuproadamite, is a variety that is green of containing some copper that was initially reported from Cap Garonne Mine, Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France. This copper gives Cuprian Adamite its distinct pale to dark color that is green. Adamite is one associated with fluorescent minerals that are best but Cuprian Adamite does not fluoresce because the copper kills the fluorescence. This isn’t a test that is foolproof some Adamites containing minimum copper don’t fluoresce either. Almost all other properties of Cuprian Adamite are identical to Adamite except typical color, fluorescence and density. Cuprian Adamite is an mineral that is intermediate Adamite and Olivinite. There is a pink to variety that is purple of called Manganoan Adamite that is colored by its manganese content.

Distribution: In Australia at Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New Southern Wales. In Chile at Veta Negra Mine, Pampa Larga district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region. In Asia at Pinggui District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Area. In France at the Clara and Tistoulet Mines, Padern, Tuchan, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon. In Greece at Lavrion District, Attikí (Attica; Attika) Prefecture. In Italy at the Vignola Mine, Vignola-Falesina, Valsugana, Trento Province, Trentino-Alto Adige. In Mexico at the Ojuela Mine, Mapimí, Mun. de Mapimí, Durango. In Namibia at the Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Otjikoto Area. In Russia at Dal’negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region. In the united states at Mohawk Hill, Pactolus, Clark Mountain District, Clark Mts (Clark Mountain Range), San Bernardino County, California; San Rafael Mine, Quartz Mountain camp, Lodi District, Nye County, Nevada; and at Gold Hill, Gold Hill District, Deep Creek Mts, Tooele County, Utah

Chemical Formula: (Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Zinc Copper Arsenate Hydroxide