Mimetite - 765

Mexico mine, Roughton Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England

765

Dry Gill is famous for its red 'campylite' a variety of mimetite with curved faces.  However in the 1980's a dig found red mimetite on one tip in the Mexico mine area of Roughton Gill.  The specimens showed the same curved faces as Dry Gill mine but all had a semi-matt luster and occasionally displayed a yellow spot at the end of the crystal. Interesting specimen.

Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

Status: Sold

Dimensions: 75x70x22mm

Size: Small Cabinet (S)

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