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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
6.5
3.5
1.2 Luster
Vitreous (Glassy)
Vitreous Resinous
1.3 Cleavage
Good on [110]
{101}, good; {010}, poor
1.4 Fracture
Tough Difficult to break apart as shown by fibrous minerals and most metals.
Brittle Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
1.5 Streak
white
white to pale green
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
3.26
Rank: N/A (Overall)
4.16
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
Brittle
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
Na(Al,Fe+++)Si2O6
Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
NaAl0.9Fe3+0.1(Si2O6)
Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Monoclinic
Orthorhombic
2.2.2 Space group
Monoclinic Prismatic H-M Symbol (2/m) Space Group: C 2/c
Orthorhombic Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: Pnnm
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Commonly massive, or fibrous, granular; prismatic crystals rare
Wedge-like prisms typically in druses and radiating clusters also smooth botryoidal masses.
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Prismatic (2/m)
Dipyramidal (mmm)
2.2.5 Twinning
Single and lamellar twinning on [100] and [001]
Not Available
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
205.03
Rank: N/A (Overall)
286.71
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:b:c =1.0999:1:0.6095
a:b:c =0.9744:1:0.7089
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.01
Rank: 37 (Overall)
0.01
Rank: 37 (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
0.99
Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.99
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
9.42
Rank: N/A (Overall)
8.31
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
8.56
Rank: N/A (Overall)
8.52
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
5.22
Rank: N/A (Overall)
6.04
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
107.56 °
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
2.38 barns/electron
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.00
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
2.83(1), 2.42(0.9), 2.92(0.8
2.45(1), 2.97(0.9), 4.9(0.9
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
3.30
Rank: N/A (Overall)
4.45
Rank: 100 (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Translucent
Subtransparent
4.6 Luminescence
Non-fluorescent.
Fluorescent
4.7 Birefringence
0.013-0.020
0
4.8 Pleochroism
colorless or green.
Not Available
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Pyroxene group
Arsenate minerals
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866
5.3 Dana Class
65.01.03c.01
41.06.06.03
5.4 Strunz Class
09.DA.25
08.BB.30
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Strongly metamorphosed sodium-rich serpentinous rocks
Not Available
6.2 Locality
Clear Creek, San Benito County, California. Near Tawmaw and Hpakan villages, Upper Burma. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
Chile, Atacama, Chañarcillo Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
From the Spanish, piedra de ijada, stone of the side, because its supposed to cure kidney ailments if applied to the side of the body.
Named after the French mineralogist Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881).
6.4 Color
White, Blue, Green, White, Not Available, Grayish green, Pale purple., Apple-green, Emerald-green, Bluish green, Not Available, Not Available, White, Not Available, Not Available
Yellow, White, Blue, Yellow, Honey-yellow, White, Colorless, Blue, Green, Adamite, Comments: Sprays of adamite with intense color and well defined crystals which stand out from the matrix. Location: Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico. Scale: 5 x 5 cm., © Fabre Minerals
6.5 Name Synonym
ICSD 10232
Cuproadamite Cu-bearing adamite
6.6 Uses
Not Available
Not Available

Jadeite and Adamite Information

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. The way in which the minerals are formed affects the Jadeite and Adamite. The appearance of a mineral is greatly influenced during its formation. Jadeite and Adamite information will help you understand how these minerals are found in nature. Here you can know all about it. Jadeite mineral belongs to Pyroxene group and Adamite belongs to Arsenate minerals. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for the first mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1863 and for second mineral it is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1866. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Jadeite has Mohs Hardness between 6.5 while Adamite has a hardness of 3.5.

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