Crocoite Crystal Cluster from the Red Lead Mine


This specimen is from the famous Adelaide mine in Dundas, Tasmania, Australia. It consists of crocoite crystals with some minor clay, manganese and limonite. The well defined crystals have a bright orange/red color and a glistening vitreous luster. This piece measures 2 x 1 3/8 x 1 inches or 50 x 35 x 24 mm.

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 This crocoite is from the famous Red Lead 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  2 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 inches or 50 x 41 x 35 mm.

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Weight8 oz

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