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Willemite & Mimetite

Ex. H.-J. Wilke (GER)

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Description
Locality: 
Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak District, Nain County, Isfahan Province, Iran
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
2.8 × 4.8 × 2.2 cm
Description

This is another interesting one: willemite pseudomorphs/perimorphs after cerussite.

At mindat.org there is an entry from John Betts that similar type of material is descloizite after cerussite, I microscoped the spec and XRD´d other ones from this lot: NO descloizite, clearly willemite.

Small orange mimetite crystals settle on the willemite, very nice under the microscope. Other secondary minerals may be present, but not tested.

Very interesting specimen and a hard to get one of course.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Willemite

Formula: 
Zn2SiO4
Strunz: 
9.AA.05
Hardness: 
5.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Vieille Montagne (Altenberg; Kelmisberg), Moresnet, Kelmis, Plombières-Vieille Montagne District (Plombières-Altenberg), Verviers, Liège Province, Belgium

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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