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Mimetite

$3,500.00   €2,958  £2,550.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC4708
A most attractive miniature Mimetite from the San Pedro Corralitos mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. The specimen displays an aesthetic intergrown bubbly-botryoidal habit, forming spherical crystalline aggregates of typically 5 to 9 mm diameter which completely hide a characteristic chocolate-orange to rusty-brown limonitic matrix.  The Mimetite is a rich acidic lemon-yellow with a delightful satin lustre created by the micro-terminations.  Some of the spheres are divided internally by planar features.  In many orientations these divisions are not apparent, but in certain directions can create a split colour effect of acidic lemon juxtaposed against lemon-curd yellow.  This is a top-notch Mexican Mimetite which is sure to please.

Details

Dimensions
5.4 × 4.0 × 2.5 cm
Categories
Locality
San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Mimetite

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