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Crocoite

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Description
Locality: 
Adelaide Mine, Dundas, West Coast Municipality, Tasmania, Australia
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.4 × 1 × 0.7 cm
Description

The crystal is sharp terminated and highly lustrous, it shows crazy good saturation - best red we know from the locality - and it is hollow inside. The end-points are not broken; the terminations are natural. A remarkable dimension for this world-best locality for crocoite.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Crocoite

Formula: 
Pb(CrO4)
Strunz: 
7.FA.20
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
2.5 - 3.0
Type Locality: 
Tsvetnoi Mine, Uspenskaya Mt, Berezovskoe Au Deposit (Berezovsk Mines), Berezovskii (Berezovskii Zavod), Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Sverdlovskaya Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia...
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