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mimetite, orange-colored spheres-2
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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Specimen from Cochise College collection