GeoPicture of the week: Mimetite

Mimetite, whose name derives from the Greek which means “imitator” is not really like any other mineral I’ve seen. It’s basically a lead arsenate chloride mineral which forms as a secondary product in lead deposits.

mimetite

It has no major uses, being a minor ore of lead, being usually gathered by collectors. It’s not used as a gemstone because of its softness. Alternative names of mimetite include arsenopyromorphite, mimetesite, and prixite.

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  1. iherb coupon

    Alternative names of mimetite include arsenopyromorphite, mimetesite, and prixite. Campylite is the name for a variety with barrel shaped crystals of a brownish-red
    or orange-yellow color and containing a considerable proportion of
    phosphoric acid.

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