Mineralpedia Details for Imiterite
Named after the Imiter mine in Morocco, which is the type locality for the mineral. Imiterite occurs in pyrite-bearing deposits and in hydrothermal vein deposits in localities in, additionally, Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Italy, and the United States. Associated minerals include chalcopyrite, sphalerite, acanthite, polybasite, galena, arsenopyrite, pyrite, marcasite, and calcite.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/imiterite.pdf
Imiterite from Imiter mine, Tinghir Prov., Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco
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Long, slender needles with rounded tips (typical of mercuric sulfides) to about 1mm maybe up to 1.5mm in vuggy Calcite matrix associated with leaf Silver (2.5cm).
Needle-like crystals with rounded tips to maybe 0.5 to .75mm in vuggy calcite or dolomite matrix.
Silvery-gray rods of Imiterite to <1mm with red Cinnabar crystals.