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Fluorite and Halides

Mimetite

$2,500.00   €2,105  £1,900.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC20513
This strikingly beautiful Mimetite dates from the famous discovery made in 1996 from the, then abandoned, lead-tin Guatomo mine at Tham Thalu in Yala Province, Thailand.  These now famous specimens of Mimetite were recovered over a two-year period and more recently featured as a major article in the Mineralogical Record.  In this specimen a bright orange-ochre limonite matrix is heavily encrusted with butterscotch-lemon Mimetite crystals up to 7 mm across, forming highly lustrous hexagonal prisms and other more complex crystalline structures.  The Mimetite is translucent grading to occasionally gemmy.  A most impressive example of vibrantly coloured Mimetite from this historic modern find.

Details

Dimensions
5.9 × 6.4 × 3.7 cm
Categories
Fluorite and Halides, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Locality
Guatomo Mine, Tham Thalu, Bannang Sata District, Yala Province, Thailand

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Mimetite

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