Definition of Mimetite

1. n. A mineral occurring in pale yellow or brownish hexagonal crystals. It is an arseniate of lead.



Definition of Mimetite

1. Noun. (minerology) An arsenate mineral which forms in lead deposits, usually by the oxidation of galena and arsenopyrite. ¹

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Definition of Mimetite

1. an ore of lead [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mimetite

1. A mineral occurring in pale yellow or brownish hexagonal crystals. It is an arseniate of lead. Origin: Gr. An imitator. So called because it resembles pyromorphite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Mimetite

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1. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni (1901)
"A lead Ore occurring near the surface. mimetite ... is intermediate in composition between vanadinite and mimetite, and closely resembles mimetite. ..."

2. Mineralogy: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals by Henry Alexander Miers (1902)
"mimetite is always biaxial; a basal section is seen to be composed of six triangular ... The intermediate mixtures of pyromorphite and mimetite are biaxial, ..."

3. The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana. 1837-1868: Descriptive Mineralogy by James Dwight Dana, Edward Salisbury Dana (1892)
"7-74) is intermediate between mimetite and vanadinite. Anal. ... Pa., crystals of pyromorphite capped with mimetite; at the Cerro Gordo mines, California. ..."

4. A Handbook to a Collection of the Minerals of the British Islands: Mostly by Frederick William Rudler (1905)
"Since, however, pure mimetite is almost unknown, the biaxiality of the mineral may be really due to strains set up by isomorphous intermixture. ..."

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