Collection: Mimetite

Mimetite, identified as a lead arsenate chloride mineral, emerges as a secondary mineral in lead deposits, typically resulting from the oxidation of galena and arsenopyrite.

The name "mimetite" originates from the Greek word "mimetes," meaning "imitator," highlighting its resemblance to the mineral pyromorphite. This likeness is not incidental, as mimetite is part of a mineral series with pyromorphite and vanadinite. Noteworthy locations where mimetite is found include Tsumeb in Namibia and Mapimi in Durango, Mexico.

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