|Dimensions (mm)||70 x 63 x 37mm|
|Weight (carats)||677.5 carats|
CUPRIAN ADAMITE, CALCITE SPECIMEN
ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEO WERE TAKEN IN NATURAL DAYLIGHT
MUCH MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN THE PHOTOS REVEAL
ORIGIN : LAVRIO MINES, ATTICA, GREECE
A wonderful example from the ancient
Lavrion mines from an old find consisting of sparkling rich green cuprian Adamite
crystals topped with white micro Calcite crystals.
The mineral Adamite is one of the signature minerals
from the Lavrion mining district and it is named after Gilbert Joseph
looks very interesting under magnification. Although crystals are obvious to
the naked eye, specimen requires magnification to fully enjoy the
crystal structures and colors. Will be an interesting addition to any
Here is the opportunity to add this delightful specimen from a classic, ancient locality to your
collection. Do not miss this opportunity.
MINERAL SPECIMEN COMES FROM THE FAMOUS ANCIENT LAVRIO MINES. MOST OF THESE MINES ARE 2500 YEARS OLD AND HAVE A TOTAL LENGTH OF 50 KILOMETRES AND WERE BUILT ON SIX UNDERGROUND LEVELS. THE ENTIRE MINING SITE OF LAVRIO CONSTITUTES A NATURAL MUSUEM SINCE MORE THAN 400 MINERAL SPECIES CAN BE FOUND IN THE REGION. MOST OF THESE MINERALS ARE FOUND IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. LAVRIO HAS AROUSED THE INTEREST OF A LARGE NUMBER OF MINERALOGISTS AND AMATEUR COLLECTORS OWING TO BOTH THE VARIETY AND PARTICULAR BEAUTY OF ITS MINERAL SAMPLES. THE STORY OF HOW MINING BEGAN IN LAVRIO IS LOST IN THE MISTS OF EARLY HISTORY. MANY ANCIENT WRITERS AND ORATORS MENTION LAVRIO, INCLUDING AESCHYLUS, ARISTOTLE, DEMOSTHENES, LYSIAS, ARISTOPHANES AND STRABO. ACCORDING TO ARISTOTLE, IT WAS IN 483BC, WHEN THE RICH DEPOSITS OF MARONIA (PRESENT DAY KAMAREZA) WERE DISCOVERED.
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