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Mapimite

Mapimite

Named for the type locality at Mina Ojuela in Mapimi, Durango, Mexico. Mapimite is a rare mineral that occurs only at its type locality and a newer locality in Greece and is found in oxidized arsenic-bearing polymetallic ore deposits of hydrothermal origin. Associated minerals include scorodite, adamite, smithsonite, and limonite.

Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/mapimite.pdf

Formula
Zn2Fe3+3(AsO4)3(OH)4ยท10H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Good, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
blue, green 
Streak
white 
Class
Monoclinic - Domatic 
Hardness
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Mapimite from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

Mapimite
            from Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
Special Info
Type Locality

This specimen is originally from Richard Gaines, a 3x8mm matrix covered with micro crystals.  Two world wide localities.

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