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Mimetite

Ex J & S Mommers Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Comet Maestries Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.2 × 2.2 × 2.1 cm
Description

Small , lusterous and translucent tabular orange crystals of mimetite from the Comet Maestries Mine in the Dundas mineral field. A small number of these specimens were collected in the early 1980's and sold as vanadinite.This is one such 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
Earthstones Australia

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