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Fluorite and Halides

Mimetite

$200.00   €174  £150.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21481
Guatomo is an abandoned tin-lead mine in the Yala Province of Thailand and has been producing excellent Mimetite specimens since its closure thanks to the efforts of two commercial collectors.  This busy miniature has a hard rusty limonitic matrix richly invested and coated with lemon to straw yellow glassy Mimetite crystals in an intergrown jumble, with crystals averaging 2 to 5 mm and occasionally up to 8 mm across flats.  The Mimetite forms a variety of crystal habits, all modifications of the hexagonal system.  The larger crystals tend to be purer forms of the hexagon, forming squat hexagonal tabular crystals of reasonable transparency.  A rich and well-priced example of crystallised Mimetite from the Guatomo mine at Tham Thalu in Thailand.

Details

Dimensions
5.3 × 4.0 × 4.6 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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