Dragon Minerals - December 4, 2021 Update

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32365: Mimetite and Calcite - $50
Level 8, Minerales Shaft 5, Potosí Mine, Francisco Portillo, West Camp, Santa Eulalia Mining District, Aquiles Serdán Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Small cabinet - 6.0 x 4.9 x 3.5 cm
146 grams
Specimen status: Available
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The display of this specimen is dominated by silky and glistening, light yellow-brown mimetite. (The actual color is somewhat darker than my lousy photos appear on my computer.) Immediately underneath is a thicker layer of dull, grayish crystalline mimetite which in turn sits on a limonite matrix. Also on the display face are colorless, translucent to transparent calcite rhombs; these reach 1.2 cm. In some spots the calcites are water-clear and the mimetite underneath is clearly visible. Minor chips to a few of the calcites and the usual edge and back issues, but overall condition is quite nice. Easily sits at a pleasant display angle without needing a stand.






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