Mineralpedia Details for Parasymplesite
Named for its polymorphic relationship to symplesite. Notable localities for Parasymplesite are at Sterling Hill near Franklin in New Jersey, USA, at Mina Ojuela near Mapimi in Durango, Mexico where it is found with other intermediate members of the kottigite-parasymplesite series, at Jachymov in the Czech Republic, at Wittichen and Weiler in the Schwarzwald Mountains in Germany, at Lolling in Carinthia, Australia, at Punta Corna in Piedmont, Italy, in Japan at Kiura in the Oita prefecture, and near Bou Azzer in Morocco. Parasymplesite appears as blue-green to green-black, waxy or oily acicular aggregates, and rarely as complex crystals.
Ref. Minerals and their Localities, Bernard, J.H. and Hyršl, J. (2004)
Parasymplesite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Bluish grey, submetallic looking, radiating crystals to 8mm.
Parasymplesite from Bou Azzer dist., Anti-Atlas, Morocco
Chocolate brown prismatic crystals to 5mm.