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Mimetite & Covellite

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Description
Locality: 
Clegg Mine, Sanford, Lee County, North Carolina, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 2.6 × 1.6 cm
Description

You are bidding on a small sample with several vugs hosting small prisms of mimetite with tiny blue hexagonal plates of covellite and several other unidentified minerals. This is one of two NC for mimetite and specimens are very rare. The Clegg Mine was one of the most unusual NC localities for secondary minerals and is long since closed. 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Mimetite

Formula: 
Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Strunz: 
8.BN.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
3.5 - 4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Treue Freundschaft Mine, Johanngeorgenstadt, Johanngeorgenstadt District, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany

Covellite

Formula: 
CuS
Strunz: 
2.CA.05a
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Mt Vesuvius, Somma-Vesuvius Complex, Naples Province, Campania, Italy

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