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Mimetite - modern classic
stock #21.1-291
San Pedro Corralitos, Municipio de Casas Grandes
Chihuahua, Mexico
2.8 x 2.3 x 2.7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $690
Late Summer 2021

From San Pedro Coralitos, an older specimen with excellent form. Well-defined bright yellow balls of Mimetite are in both clusters and isolated on contrasting matrix. I have not seen many good thumbnails from this famed locality where most specimens were larger but this one is especially esthetic. In perfect condition on the display side, there is only a small contact on the backside of one ball not visible on display. There is no damage anywhere, this is a competition quality thumbnail.

stock #10.1-318
Level 13, Potosi Mine, Santa Eulalia
Chihuahua, Mexico
6.3 x 4 x 2.3 CM (small cabinet/ large miniature)
price: $440
Early summer 2021

Botryoidal green Mimetite in well-formed balls covering one face of matrix. From a quite old find at the Potosi Mine of Santa Eulalia, this is remarkably like the famed Mimetite of San Pedro Corralitos, but it is green instead of yellow. The Mimetite has two distinct tones of green and has a satin luster. This is in very fine condition, quite esthetic and with no evident damage on the display surface.

Mimetite - two generations
stock #15.1-439
Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak Dist., Nain Co.
Esfahan Province, Iran
4.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 CM (miniature)
price: $130
Early summer 2021

A small, colorful Mimetite from the artisanal specimen mining at the very old Chah Milleh Mine. Two distinct generations of Mimetite are seen with the older larger masses a bright red-orange and the newer are small blobs and crystals in a bright yellow. Close exam show that there were at one time bladed crystals of Wulfenite which are now gone, leaving some hollow casts in their shape. A nice, affordable and attractive Lead secondary from a classic locality.

Mimetite with Wulfenite and Calcite
stock #15.1-536
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
10.3 x 5.8 x 3.4 CM (cabinet)
price: $280
Early summer 2021

Green botryoidal Mimetite is decorated with a few blocky orange-yellow Wulfenites in an open seam. A choice example of this habit and association from Mina Ojuela (Mexico) from the earlier finds in the late 1970's. The matrix is a spongy microcrystaline Mimetite / Wulfenite as well, but outside of the open cavity the color is a less attractive brown and more dull luster. The seam also holds a few Calcite crystals in flattened rhomb form as well. Green Mimetite in this form is somewhat less common than the yellow worldwide.

SOLD Mimetite with Goethite
stock #SOLD 20.1-289
Preguica Mine, Sobral da Adica, Moura
Beja, Portugal
7 x 3.7 x 3.8 CM (cabinet)
price: $250
new year 2021

From Portugal, a very well-crystalized, delicate specimen of Mimetite from a locality we do not see often, but which is certainly an important deposit. Mimetite crystals are dense but well separated on all sides of this matrix with both yellow and orange colors. The matrix is a mix of bluish-black manganese oxides and Goethite which makes an excellent contrast for the Mimetites. Despite the obvious delicacy this is in excellent condition and the matrix seems to be quite solid and stable. Excellent addition for any suite of Lead secondaries, this is a very choice example from Preguica. Clearly unlike Mimetite specimens from any other locality.

Mimetite var. Campylite
stock #16.1-367
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
4.9 x2.8 x 1.4 CM (miniature)
price: $130
new year 2021

A cute miniature specimen with classic curved crystals of mustard-green Mimetite. The Mimetites contrast well with the matrix and have a good "wet" luster. From the famed Dry Gill locality that was at one time the most important source for the Campylite habit. These are now classics in the mineral world and this is an good value for textbook example of the curved barrel shaped crystals.

Mimetite (botryoidal yellow)
stock #6.2-936
San Pedro Corralitos, Municipio de Casas Grandes
Chihuahua, Mexico
6.7 x 5.7 CM (cabinet)
price: $575
new year 2021

From the earliest finds of several years ago this is a classic San Pedro Corralitos Mimetite. More recent finds never reached the quality of that original discovery. The very best have a wet-look luster, super bright color and very high price tags when available. They are world class. This piece is really good (far better than many) and has excellent three dimensionality, but does not quite reach the color and luster that would add a zero to the price. An excellent value for a very pretty Mimetite. The form is classic and displays well only a few very minor contacts are noted.

stock #20.1-711
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
3.6 x 2.2 x 1.7 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $70
new year 2021

A cute, smaller old style Mimetite that looks like a yellow-orange brocolli perched on a sliver of matrix. Good wet luster and sparkle. 1970's era specimen that could be trimmed to a thumbnail but looks fine as is. Good value for a cute Mimetite.