Wednesday, August 25, 2010

⤱ Cerussite ⤱

Cerussite is a lead carbonate mineral with a formula of PbCO3. It is common in the oxidised zone of lead ore deposits. Most crystals are colourless, white or cream. So-called 'chrome' cerussite is a yellow form.

This specimen is from the Magnet Mine, near Waratah, Tasmania, the Type Locality for 'chrome' cerussite.