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31 specimens found
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Mimetite and Barite
stock #15.1-449
Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak Dist., Nain Co.
Esfahan Province, Iran
4.1 x 3.1 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $280
Dec 2018

Bright orange crusts and balls of Mimetite in a nearly pure mass with no matrix. One edge has a cluster of transparent Barite crystals with white edging on flat blades. A fine undamaged specimen that has good color and form. The Chah Milleh mine produced a few of these fine Mimetites three years ago, it has not since.
Mimetite
stock #15.1-431
Chah Milleh Mine, Anarak Dist., Nain Co.
Esfahan Province, Iran
4.2 x 3.2 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $140
Late Summer 2018

Botryoidal Mimetite with fine color and form. From finds in 2014 at the ancient mine of Chah Milleh, this piece has minimal matrix. The shapes of the Mimetite show the forms of a previous generation of Wulfenite, thus these are either a pseudomorph or epimorph. Either way this is an attractive miniature in fine condition from this significant Iranian locality.
Mimetite on Wulfenite
stock #15.1-857
Rowley Mine, (Reliance Mine), Theba, Painted Rock District
Arizona, United States
1.7 x 1.2 x .7 CM (thumbnail)
price: $325
Late Summer 2018

Clear widow-pane Wulfenite crystals are the matrix for Mimetite in bright red balls. A small but striking thumbnail from Rowley mine collected during the final efforts there before it was shut down. Delicate and with brilliant color there were not many found like this, and the habit is unique to this one occurrence.
Mimetite with Wulfenite
stock #13.1-139
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
5.7 x 3.6 x 2.8 CM (miniature)
price: $440
Worldwide mix summer

A choice "wet-look" Mimetite with bright yellow-orange color. In fine condition as seen, from the 2012 pocket at Mina Ojuela, one of the best discoveries there in many years. The form is noticably different from the old San Pedro de Coralitos locality that is now very uncommon and expensive. On this piece the luster and color is noticably brighter, while the Mimetites are more tall and slender. Bright and attractive piece with some tiny Wulfenites scattered about that are best seen with magnification. Excellent value.
Mimetite- modern classic
stock #18- AX26-006
Pingtouling Mine, Liannan, Sanjiang
Guangdong, China
5.7 x 3.2 x 2.6 CM (cabinet)
price: $1400
Worldwide mix summer

Superb top quality specimen from the great finds at Pingtouling over a decade ago. Top color and bright glassy luster, the condition is remarkable. We have handled a lot of these Mimetites and just a few really stand out, this is one of the best with display impact far bigger than its size. The color is the most desirable orange-yellow. Crystals are up to 1.5 CM which is huge for the find. The Pingtouling mine flooded and collapsed years ago but the Mimetites it produced in a vey short period are regarded as some of the best yet found on the planet. Excellent value.
Mimetite -classic, modified hexagons
stock #16.1-466-CN2141
Mount Bonnie Mine, Grove Hill
Northern Territory, Australia
4.1 x 4 x 2.2 CM (miniature)
price: $650
Worldwide mix summer

A fine Mimetite cluster on a gossan matrix, from the classic old finds at Mt Bonnie. These are still considered some of the worlds great Mimetites, and this piece shows the most desired flattened hexagons with modified edges. Fine luster, undamaged condition and with a bit of zoning. This could be trimmed to a thumbnail of competition grade but we like it as is. Ex Charles Noll, Nick Carruth, David Crawford and others (unattributed labels). No other localities since this find has produced this style of Mimetite, it is quite distinctive.
Mimetite
stock #13.1-147
Mina Ojuela, Mapimi
Durango, Mexico
4.3 x 3.7 x 2 CM (miniature)
price: $525
Spring update

Strong esthetic miniature with bright color and luster. From the pockets found in 2013, this find produced a small number of these brilliant wet-look Mimetites. Much like the famous San Pedro de Coralitos Mimetites (but from Mina Ojuela) these had a little brighter color and a more elongated habit. Choice, eye-catching and displays well from all sides. In pristine undamaged condition and a good value, these have not been found since 2013.
Mimetite var Campylite- classic locale
stock #16.1-675
Dry Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells
Cumberland, Cumbria, England
3 x 2.7 x 2.1 CM (small miniature/ large thumbnail (toenail))
price: $100
Spring update

A nice small example of the Campylite habit of Mimetite that is so famed from Dry Gill. This ancient (it was already old in the 17th century) locality once was world renowned, every serious collection had specimens from here. Now closed for many years it is a true classic locale. Good luster, a nice Botryoidal form, and a light orange to green color. The display side is in fine condition, it is contacted on the back.
31 specimens found
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