1.5" Cerussite Crystal Cluster - Congo

This is a lustrous cerussite crystal cluster formation that was collected from M'fouati in the Bouenza Department of the Republic of the Congo.

Cerussite is a carbonate mineral with the chemical formula PbCO3, and is an important ore of lead. This lead-carbonate consisting mineral is a common weathering product of galena, explaining why it is typically extracted from oxidized zones of lead ore deposits. It can form into a variety of different structures, sometimes in fibrous patterns, other times in granular aggregations, though generally forming vitreous pseudo-hexagonal crystals. The colors of this mineral vary depending on composition and structure, with colorless, white, grey and green tinted, being the most common colors of crystals found.
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SPECIES
Cerussite
LOCATION
M'fouati, Bouenza Department, Republic of the Congo
SIZE
1.5" long
CATEGORY
ITEM
#148460