Adamite, also known as Cuproadamite, is a green variety of Adamite containing
some copper that was originally reported from Cap Garonne Mine, Pradet, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
This copper gives Cuprian Adamite its distinct pale
to dark green color. Adamite is one of the best fluorescent
minerals but Cuprian Adamite does
not fluoresce because the copper kills the fluorescence.
This is not a foolproof test as some Adamites that contain
little or no copper do not fluoresce either. Nearly all other
properties of Cuprian Adamite are identical to Adamite except typical color, density and fluorescence.
Cuprian Adamite is an intermediate mineral between Adamite
and Olivinite. There is a pink to purple variety
of Adamite called Manganoan
Adamite that is colored by its
In Australia at Broken Hill, Yancowinna County, New South Wales.
In Chile at Veta Negra Mine, Pampa Larga district, Tierra Amarilla, Copiapó Province, Atacama Region.
In China at Pinggui District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
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 Region.
In Russia at Dal'negorsk, Kavalerovo Mining District, Primorskiy Kray, Far-Eastern Region.
In the USA 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.