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Adamite raw crystal
Adamite raw crystal

ADAMITE

pronunciation – Adamite – “aduh-mahyt”

Adamite inspires the drive needed to manifest one’s desires in the real world. This motivating crystal comes in several variations including Purple and Cuprian Adamite. Read on to learn more about Adamite!

SPIRITUAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF ADAMITE

Adamite enhances the solar plexus and heart chakras by unifying and aligning them. This creates a path for the heart chakra to open and express deep needs and desires. At the same time, the solar plexus chakra builds the drive to manifest those needs and desires in the real world. By activating these chakras, this stone ignites inner passions and inspires greater determination and optimism.

Furthermore, Adamite inspires the inner drive and determination to tackle the outer work needed to make one’s goals and dreams a reality.

PHYSICAL HEALING PROPERTIES OF ADAMITE

Adamite promotes balance in the mind and body so they can work together more effectively. This healing crystal eases symptoms such as mental fog, depression, physical or mental fatigue, or an overall lack of energy.

Adamite also supports the endocrine system and assists the body to balance chemicals and hormones. In addition, this stone helps to address problems with the throat, heart, and lungs.

ADAMITE CRYSTAL CORRESPONDENCES

HEALING PROPERTIESDepression, Mental Fog, Fatigue, Determination, Desires
CHAKRASSolar Plexus, Heart
ZODIAC SIGNSCancer
PLANETARY RULERSEarth
NUMBERS2, 6, 8
TAROTThe High Priestess, The Lovers, Strength
ELEMENTSFire, Air
DEITIESAnnapurna, Bona Dea, Clota,  Itzpapaloti, Vac, Minerva
PAIRINGSRose Quartz, Clear Quartz, Citrine, Heliodor

LORE & HISTORY

Unlike many precious stones, Adamite was not utilized by ancient civilizations, so it is not mentioned in or linked to any legends or myths. This may be because it is a relatively new discovery that would not have been accessible to people of the time.

HOW TO USE ADAMITE

Adamite excels at aiding meditation and focus. Hold it in your hands as you meditate. If you prefer to meditate lying down, place it instead on your heart or solar plexus chakra. 

On the Body: Can be worn as jewelry, kept in a pouch on your person, or held during meditation. Try placing it on the body at the solar plexus and heart chakra points.

Inside: This gemstone enhances any area of the home where you require extra focus and presence of mind.

Outside: Keep in the car to help maintain focus and calm during travel.

CLEANING AND CLEANSING ADAMITE

Physical Cleaning: Clean Adamite with canned air to remove dust and debris.

Energetic Cleansing: There are numerous ways to energetically cleanse Adamite.

  • Set on or next to Selenite or Satin Spar, or set in lavender.
  • Use smoke from herb bundles or incense.
  • Charge under the full moonlight.

ADAMITE TOXICITY AND POTENTIAL ALLERGENS

Adamite has high toxicity and potential allergens based on its Arsenic and Copper mineral inclusions; it is soluble in acid.
“Contains arsenic and some copper.” (Hibiscus)
“Toxic or harmful stone.  Contains zinc and copper.” (Harton)
“Contains Arsenic (Arsenate) and trace amounts of copper which is toxic.” (Healing Crystals)

For more information and citations regarding toxic, poisonous, and otherwise dangerous crystals, visit our Toxic Crystals page!

GEM ELIXIRS

Adamite contains arsenic, zinc, and copper which renders it unsafe for use in gem elixirs made with the direct method. Only use the indirect method for creating a gem elixir with this stone.

OTHER NAMES FOR ADAMITE

Common Names: Adamite
Trade Names:
Cuproadamite, Cuprian Adamite
Trademarked Names
: N/A

GEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

Adamite is a zinc arsenate mineral that was first discovered in 1866 in Chile.  The nicest Adamite specimens have been found in Namibia and Mexico.

Pure Adamite is colorless and usually less than an inch in diameter. The green sometimes seen within this mineral is actually caused by copper; Adamite containing copper is also referred to as Cuprian Adamite. This stone typically displays as bright yellow, but can also be purple, white, brown, or even colorless.

CHEMICAL FORMULAZn2(AsO4)(OH)
SHAPEDipyramidial
CRYSTAL SYSTEMOrthorhombic
HABITDruse – Crystal growth in a cavity which results in numerous crystal-tipped surfaces.
Encrustations – Forms crust-like aggregates on matrix.
Tabular – Form dimensions are thin in one direction.
COLORYellow, Green, Violet, Pink, Yellowish green.
STREAKWhite
LUSTERVitreous – Resinous
DIAPHANEITYSubtransparent
HARDNESS3.5 Mohs
CLEAVAGE{101} Good, {010} Poor
FRACTUREBrittle – Generally displayed by glasses and most non-metallic minerals.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY4.45 kg/cm3
REFRACTIVE INDEX1.721–1.750
OPTICAL PROPERTIESBiaxial (+/-), a=1.708-1.722, b=1.742-1.744, g=1.763-1.773

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