Crocoite

Crocoite

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The bloody red, columnar and needle-like glassy crystals of crocoite reach up to 4 cm and grow out of the rock nicely into space. The crystals are terminated and interpenetrate. Smaller crystals grow from the larger ones. White balls adorning the crocoite crystals are the dundasite mineral. Crocoite will surely make your collection great with its charming appearance.

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Dimensions 7 × 5.5 × 2 cm
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Locality

Tasmania, Dundas, Adelaide

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Description

Crocoite is a mineral consisting of lead chromate, PbCrO4 and crystallizes in a monoclinic system. It is formed by the weathering of PbS2 galenite in an environment of chromium-rich igneous rocks. The composition is identical to the artificial chrome yellow pigment. Among the collectors, it is popular and prized for its aesthetic qualities.

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Dimensions 7 × 5.5 × 2 cm
Country

Locality

Tasmania, Dundas, Adelaide

Color