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VII - Arsenates
Crystal habit of Mimetite Mimetite Mimetite

Name   Mimetite
(Campyllite, Mimetesite)
Chemistry   Pb5[Cl|(AsO4)3]
Hardness   3.5 - 4
Lustre   adamantine, resinous
Colour   honey yellow, greenish, grey, colourless, translucent
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   7.1
Crystal habit   hexagonal, crystals hexagonal, barrel shaped, pinacoid-pyramidal
Cleavage, Fracture   fracture conchoidal to uneven
other characteristics and occurrences   alteration product in oxidation zones of the iron hut (gossan) of lead and zinc ore deposits with arsenate containing minerals

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