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Mimetite is a lead arsenate chloride. The mineral name comes from the Greek mimetes for imitator, since it mimicks pyromorphite (Beudant, 1832). This specimen is from the celebrated San Francisco mine, which produced spectacular combinations of delicate wulfenite and mimetite during the period 1969-1973.

This is a plate of orange botryoidal mimetite, growing over bladed wulfenite crystals to 0.9 cm. Some of the wulfenite crystals are broken. Unfortunately this is typical of these, nevertheless a colorful mimetite specimen.

Price: $200

Item code: MS1676

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