Dims: 1.9" x 1.6" x 0.9" (4.8 x 4.18 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 1.28 oz. (36.4 g)
San Pedro Corralitos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Like the previous specimen in our selection, this Mimetite piece comes from the mines of San Pedro Corralitos in Mexico, where some extremely beautiful Mimetites are found. This particular specimen consists of a thin crust if limonite which is mostly coated with the lead chloroarsenate mineral. The Mimetite is in a botryoidal form, showing beautiful, bulbous nodules that have very little damage. The largest measurable nodule has a diameter of nearly 0.3" (0.8 cm), but it is so intergrown with several others that the cluster could be thought of as a single entity. The nodules have a lovely, subtle velvety luster and their color ranges from a pale yellow to a deep yellow-gold. They are definitely translucent, and a few of the smaller ones are stained with limonite from the crust. It is a very beautiful specimen.