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Mimetite
mimetite-botyroidal

Mimetite is  lead chloroarsenate.  It commonly forms bubbly (botryoidal) encrustations and ranges in color from yellow top orange to brown.  Mimetite is a rare secondary mineral that occurs in oxidized rocks above lead deposits.




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