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Mimetite

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: Mimetite is from the Greek word 'mimetes' or 'imitator' a reference to its supposed resemblance to pyromorphite. It is a secondary mineral found in some lead deposits. Some of the world's most exceptional crystals have come from Namibia.

Distribution: Tsumeb Mine. Gem-quality prismatic crystals over 3cm long and groups of crystals were discovered. The Arenab West Mine has also reported finds of mimetite.

Composition: Arsenate.

Crystal system: Hexagonal.

Lustre: Resinous to subadamantine

Streak: White.

Hardness: 3.5-4.

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A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.

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