2.1" Cerussite Crystal Cluster - Touissit, Morocco

This is a beautiful cluster of cerussite crystals that were collected from Touissit, Morocco. These cerussite crystals are fluorescent under UV lighting.

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.


DETAILS
SPECIES
Cerussite
LOCATION
Touissit, Morocco
SIZE
2.1 x 1.6"
ITEM
#127026