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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2018 13:05    Post subject: Mexican Hemimorphite  

Last weekend I purchased a rather large plate Hemimorphite from Mexico.
The size, left to right is 20 cm. The color is pink as can be seen.

I think it origins from Santa Eulalia but i'm not sure.
I can't find any comparable specimen on mindat.

Is there anybody out there with knowledge about Hemimorphite from Mexico?

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PostPosted: Nov 19, 2018 13:27    Post subject: Re: Mexican Hemimorphite  

Santa Eulalia. Peter will confirm it, I'm sure.
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PostPosted: Nov 25, 2018 05:43    Post subject: Re: Mexican Hemimorphite  

Dear Jordi,

Thanks a lot. Santa Eulalia it is!

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PostPosted: Nov 25, 2018 10:01    Post subject: Re: Mexican Hemimorphite  

Certainly West Camp
Probably Potosi Mine
Santa Eulalia

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PostPosted: Nov 25, 2018 10:05    Post subject: Re: Mexican Hemimorphite  

Pinkish color stems from very finely divided inclusions of hematite. The pockets these occur in tend to have colorless or white crystals on the back (ceiling), becoming increasingly pink to red brown to dark brown down the ribs (walls) and belly (floor).
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