This crocoite is from the famous Adelaide mine in the Dundas mineral field, Zeehan District, Tasmania, Australia. This operation was a silver-lead mine that produced world class specimens during mining. Crocoite is a chromate that contains the elements Pb, Cr, and O. Specimens from this locale are highly sort after. This specimen consists of a goethite oxide matrix that hosts crusts clusters and prismatic crystals of crocoite on the display surface.The crystals have a red color and a glistening vitreous luster. This piece measures 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches or 85 x 60 x 38 mm.
There may be minor shedding of crystals during shipment but this should not effect the aesthetics of the piece.