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n.1.(Min.) A variety of mimetite or arseniate of lead in hexagonal prisms of a fine orange yellow.
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Ralph is especially associated with campylite and plumbogummite from the Dry Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, which was reopened in the 1970s after decades of neglect.
Although campylite was later discredited as a species (= phosphatian mimetite), the name lingers on among collectors as a useful descriptive term for the characteristic barrel-like habit of mimetite found at the Dry Gill mine.
It was almost certainly mimetite van campylite from Dry Gill mine, Caldbeck.