About Adamite

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  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations

Mineralogy and Geology of Adamite

Mineral formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)

Grouping: member of the Olivenite Group

Crystal system: orthorhombic

Crystal habit: variable: can be elongated, tabular or equant. Commonly forms radial aggregates, fanlike rosettes or crystalline crusts.

Cleavage: distinct/good on {101}.

Fracture: irregular / uneven, conchoidal

Color: white, clear, pale yellow, green

Luster: vitreous, sub-vitreous, waxy, greasy

Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 3 ½

Specific gravity: 4.32 – 4.48

Named after: Gilbert Joseph Adam (1795-1881), a renowned French amateur mineralogist

Type locality: Atacama, Chile.

Geological occurrence: A secondary mineral found in zinc deposits containing arsenic-bearing minerals.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Yellow-green adamite relates to the solar plexus chakra and the heart chakra, thus facilitating balancing and communication between these two centers. It supports courage and strength that come from the gut and heart.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – depends on color
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 8
  • Zodiac – Cancer
  • Birthstone – no traditional
  • Wedding Anniversary – no traditional


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.