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3.4" Orange Bladed Barite With Cerussite - Morocco
This specimen contains small light-yellow, translucent cerussite crystals with orange bladed barite, formed from a galena rich matrix, beneath. The largest cerussite crystal measures .1" 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.