3.9" Mimetite Crystal Cluster - Congo

 
This is a cluster of mimetite crystals that was collected from M'fouati in the Bouenza Department of the Republic of the Congo. There are small hemimorphite crystal clusters scattered around the mimetite.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Mimetite is a lead chloro-arsenate mineral with the chemical formula of Pb5(AsO4)3Cl. Depending on conditions, during formation/replacement, arsenate radicals (As04) can be replaced by a phosphate (PO4) or vanadate (VO4) radical. This alteration is what leads to the formation of pyromorphite and vanadinite, hence why they're typically found associated with each other. Regularly ranging between red and yellow in color, mimetite can occur in a variety of structures, from small prismatic clusters and crusts, to incredible hexagonal crystals both thick and thin.
FOR SALE
$55
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mimetite
LOCATION
M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
SIZE
3.9 x 2.9"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#148445