Dims: 2.4x2.1x0.8" (6.1x5.4x2.0 cm)
Wt: 1.80 oz. (51 g)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
This small hand specimen consists almost entirely of intergrown cuproadamite crystals. On the top, many of them are exposed, revealing the diamond wedge shaped terminations of this mineral. These crystals are up to 4mm in length, and are a translucent green-turquoise in color, and not the purple often asociated with cuproadamite. Another unusual characteristic is that this specimen flouresces a deep purple under long-wave UV (not the bright green of adamite). The back of this specimen is covered with a thin druse of a very sparkly gray mineral which I have not identified.