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Mimetite On Quartz

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Mimetite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Borstein, Reichenbach, Odenwald, Hesse, Germany
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 3.9 × 1.7 cm
Description

Cauliflower-shaped and -colored mimetite crystals on quartz. Rare locality specimen.

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

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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