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Mimetite

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Locality: 
Elura Mine, Cobar, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3 × 2.6 × 1.3 cm
Description

A small but good example of these interesting mimetite crystals up to 3mm across. Some crystals are multi-zoned with the overall colour being a greeny yellow but many are coated with a thin layer of iron oxides. There doesn't seem to me a lot of these on the market.

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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
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