Definition of mimetite in English:


Line breaks: mime|tite
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪmɪtʌɪt
, ˈmʌɪ-/


[mass noun]
A yellow or brown mineral consisting of a chloride and arsenate of lead, typically found as a crust or needle-like crystals in lead deposits.
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  • They were associated with mimetite and unidentified clay minerals.
  • Yellow to red-orange mimetite associated with wulfenite is well known from the San Francisco mine, Cucurpe, and good specimens have come from Cerro Prieto, Sonora.
  • It may be associated with a wide variety of other minerals including cerussite, anglesite, raspite, pyromorphite, mimetite, and scheelite.


mid 19th century: from Greek mimētēs 'imitator' + -ite1.

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