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A variety of Mimetite

Said to be a hydrous arsenate of lead [Leymerie, 1859, Cours Min. 2:284], it is probably Mimetite. [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Originally reported from Les Molérats Mine, Saint-Prix, Beuvray, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France.

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Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Mimetite4 photos of Prixite associated with Mimetite on
Fluorite3 photos of Prixite associated with Fluorite on
Quartz2 photos of Prixite associated with Quartz on
Wulfenite2 photos of Prixite associated with Wulfenite on
Anglesite1 photo of Prixite associated with Anglesite on

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No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Leymerie, 1859, Cours Min. 2:284.
Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index".

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
    • Saône-et-Loire
      • Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray
        • Saint-Prix
No reference listed
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Dordogne
      • Nontron
Y. Laurent, J. Lougnon, R. Pierrot, H.J. Schubnel : "La Crocoïte de Nontron (Dordogne) et les Minéraux Associés", Bull. Soc. Fr. Minéral. Cristallogr., 1967, XC, N°3, 377-382
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