Plumbian apatite-(CaF) has been found as overgrowths on mimetite
prisms (to 1 mm) in a few specimens from the Reward mine.
And, as fairly frequently at the Denver Show, Denver resident Ralph Clark put in a case of selections from his fabulous thumbnail collection--with the Montana veszelyite, Tsumeb mimetite
, Chilean proustite, Swiss anatase, etc., etc., of one's dreams.
There were also annabergite from Laurium, Greece; kermesite from Pezinok, Slovakia; sphalerite from Banska Stiavnica (Schemnitz), Slovakia; chalcocite and olivenite from Cornwall, England; some top-class vanadinite specimens of recent vintage from Mibladen, Morocco; and a few dozen of the new mimetites
Members of the pyromorphite group that occur there include matt-heddleite, mimetite
. pyromorphite, hedyphane, phosphohedyphane and vanadinite.
The receipt of a box of his minerals was acknowledged by Wright in May: he was "very much pleased with many of them." Wright's return box was dispatched in June and contained 110 specimens, including many supergene lead and copper minerals (pyromorphite, mimetite
, linarite, caledonite, cerussite, etc.), barite, witherite, fluorite, and the Cornish rarity, fluellite.
The black gravel made an interesting yet non-intrusive "matrix" for all sorts of fabulous things, from nuggets of fire opal to elaborate jewelry pieces to wonderful specimens of (for example) green mimetite
from the Elura mine, crocoite from Tasmania, and dozens of species from Broken Hill.
According to Panczner (1987), mimetite
occurs at San Carlos as botryoidal masses associated with vanadinite and calcite; Cook(2001) writes that "fine botryoidal masses of lemon-yellow mimetite
from San Carlos .
Sharp, transparent, golden orange to red-orange wulfenite crystals with red-orange botryoidal mimetite
are classic specimens from the San Francisco mine, which ranks along with Los Lamentos as Mexico's greatest wulfenite locality.
But last year the Ojuela surprised us with some impressive new specimens of botryoidal, mustard-yellow mimetite
, and a comparable surprise came this year in the form of some very fine and unusual (for Ojuela) wulfenite.
and Carminite, Centennial mine, Eureka, Utah, no.
He then moved on to other projects, the most successful of which were the 1982 discovery of purple adamite at the Ojuela mine in Mexico, and the 1989 find of wulfenite and mimetite
at the San Francisco mine in Mexico.
Several areas around the world have produced mimetite
but great specimens have been found in only four localities.