Ree Adamite & Smithsonite ID1066
Greece, Sterea Ellada, Attica, Lavrion, Hilarion mine
When I first saw this find, I had no clue the adamites had REEs in their structure. However, I was amazed by the combination, sparkle and colors and I bought almost everything. To my big, pleasant surprise, I discovered the REEs when I gave them for analysis! The adamite's color in this find ranges from blue to green. The blues are mostly Ce-rich and the greens contain both Ce and other REEs. We found more than 1% Dy in a sample! The smithsonites which are mostly colorless are mostly sitting on the adamites, in some cases covering the whole specimen and their color is due to the underlying adamite. Aragonite is also associated in some cases.

Here is a superb, cabinet sized specimen, with an excellent blue-green color and sparkling luster on the adamites and pleasant cream to colorless botryoids of smithsonite on them. The gossan matrix offers good contrast and the piece is rich and aesthetic.



15.1x12.1x6.0cm (Cabinet)


2750  $
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