2.7" Cerussite Crystals with Barite - Morocco

This specimen contains light-yellow, transparent cerussite crystals, formed with pinkish-white bladed barite from a galena included matrix. The largest cerussite crystal measures .57" long.

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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DETAILS
SPECIES
Cerussite & Barite
LOCATION
Mibladen, Morocco
SIZE
2.7" long, 1.7" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#44773