Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Mimetite


Mineral Name: Mimetite

Composition: Lead arsenate chloride

Nomenclature: Named after the Greek word "mimetes" which means "an imitator" because of its similarity to the mineral pyromorphite.

Industrial Uses: Lead ore.

Additional Notes: A member of the Apatite group of minerals.



Namibia : Scott 676 : 5 cents : 2 Jan 1991

Mimetite