Mimetite : Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

Copyright © 2008 by Dominik Schläfli.

Mimetite : Pb5(AsO4)3Cl

Aggregate of multiple translucent barrel shaped mimetite crystals, meeting a perfectly clear prism. The termination of the prism seems to contain a multitude of canals (hollow or filled with a material with a different refractive index).
Image is 9.5 mm wide.
Acquired in 2004.

Photo & collection: D. Schläfli

keywords: hires

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Photo added: 16th Jan 2008

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