Mineralpedia Details for Anglesite
Named for the type locality on the Isle of Anglesey at the Parys Mountain mines in Wales. Anglesite is a common mineral that is found in oxidized lead deposits and can be an important ore. Localities for well crystallized material are in Wales, England, Scotland, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, Sardinia, Russia, Tunisia, Morocco, Namibia, the United States, Mexico, and Australia. Anglesite can fluoresce yellow under ultraviolet light.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/anglesite.pdf
- Crystal System
- Crystal Habit
- Granular, Stalactitic
- Good, Distinct, None
- blue, colorless, green, gray, yellow
- Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal
- Brittle - Conchoidal
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Anglesite from Grand Reef mine, Graham Co., Arizona, United States
Light greenish-blue prismatic crystal to 6mm sitting in a Quartz lined vug.
Anglesite from Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Anglesite coated with probably Cerussite. The largest crystal is 1.5cm across.
Anglesite from St. Andreasberg dist., Harz, Lower Saxony, Germany
Nice reference specimen from this important European locality with well-formed white to colorless Anglesite crystals to 3mm.
ANGLESITE from Eagle mine, Gilman, Eagle Co., Colorado, United States
Crystals of Galena with a white coating of Anglesite.
Anglesite from Monteponi mine, Iglesias, Sardinia, Italy
Colorless large crystals of Anglesite to 1.5cm from this historic deposit.
Anglesite from Touissit-Bou Beker dist., Jerada Prov., L'oriental, Morocco
You rarely see Anglesite of this quality on the market these days. This specimen features numerous excellent crystals to 1.5cm with an incredible adamantine luster.
Anglesite from Parys Mountain Mines, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
- Special Info
- Type Locality
This is a precious, very hard to obtain, Anglesite specimen from the type locality. There are 2.5cm colorless crystals as well as tiny 1-2mm crystals. Galena matrix. Very nice specimen which comes with Freiberg Mineral Museum tag (see prov. tab).
Anglesite from Erupcion mine, Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
A large single, brown, well-formed crystal of Anglesite. There are several older tags with the specimen including Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum tag; a Mitchell Gunnell tag from 1934, Kristalle tag, and Cureton's label - see prov. tab.
Anglesite from Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
Light yellowish-brown well-formed crystals of Anglesite. There are a couple dozen crystals on matrix all in good condition. Angleste is very hard to come by from Los Lamentos and this is a good one.