[ mim-i-tahyt, mahy-mi- ]
/ ˈmɪm ɪˌtaɪt, ˈmaɪ mɪ- /
a mineral, lead chloroarsenate, Pb5As3O12Cl, occurring in yellow to brown prismatic crystals or globular masses: a minor ore of lead.
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Galena becomes anglesite, cerussite, pyromorphite and mimetite.The A B C of Mining|Charles A. Bramble
British Dictionary definitions for mimetite
/ (ˈmɪmɪˌtaɪt, ˈmaɪmɪ-) /
a rare secondary mineral consisting of a chloride and arsenate of lead in the form of white or yellowish needle-like hexagonal crystals. Formula: Pb 5 Cl(AsO 4) 3
Word Origin for mimetite
C19: from German, from Greek mimētēs imitator (of pyromorphite)
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