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Crocoite

#PD31962

Crocoite

#PD31962
Availability
Sold
Size
3 x 4 x 6 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbCrO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Berezovskoe Au dep., Berezovskii, Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Urals, Russia
Tagged
chromate

Bright saturated red-orange crystals of this intresting lead mineral to 5 mm, in a seam in soft matrix.  The same material, Lead Chromate, was for years the chemical used in the yellow pigment used on school buses.

Crocoite

Formula
PbCrO4 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Massive - Granular, Acicular 
Cleavage
Distinct, Indistinct, Indistinct 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
yellow, orange, red, red orange 
Streak
yellowish orange 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Sectile 
Hardness
2.5-3 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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