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Plimerite

Plimerite

Named after Ian Pilmer, an Australian Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Adelaide and an Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences as the University of Melbourne who made large contributions to ore deposit geology, particularly the geology of the Broken Hill deposit in New South Wales, Australia. Plimerite is a rare secondary mineral found in weathered seams and cavities of quartz, garnet, and goethite bearing rocks at Broken Hill where Plimerite finds its type locality.

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

Formula
ZnFe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5 
Crystal System
Orthorhombic 
Class
Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal 
Hardness
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Plimerite from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Plimerite
            from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Special Info
Type Locality,EDS Confirmed

The dark green to grass green as well as the yellow fibrous crystals in this specimen is all Plimerite. Plimerite occurs in four worldwide localities thus far as reported. This is a rich specimen with a label signed by Ian Plimer himself, a highly regarded and world famous geologist from Australia.

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