Mimetite is a chlorine containing lead arsenate that has a clear hexagonal crystal structure. The name is derived from the Greek word 'mimethes', which means imitator. That is because mimetite looks a lot like the mineral pyromorphite.Top
Chemical & Physical Information
|Chemical Name||Chlorine Lead Arsenaat|
|Colour||White, yellow, orange, brown or red.|
|Luster||Diamond to resin|
|Opacity||Subtransparent to translucent.|
|Extra||Looks like pyromorphite.|
 Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.