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Cerussite Crystals and Pink Barite Blades on Galena Matrix Mineral, Morocco SO24

Name: Cerussite, Barite Crystal on Galena Cluster

Specimen Size:  Miniature-Sized

Dimensions: 43x40x28 mm / 1.7x1.6x1.1 inches

Weight: 83.75 Grams / 2.6 Ounces

Origin: Mined in Mibladen Mining District, Midelt, Khenifra Province, Morocco

This is a sparkly cluster of small Cerussite crystals cornered by pink bladed barite on a bed of galena. 

Cerussite is commonly known as white lead and is an important ore mineral.  It consists of lead carbonate which crystallizes in the orthorhombic system.  Its color will vary depending on the composition and structure, with colorless, white, grey and green tinted, being the most common colors of crystals found.

Barite crystal formations grow in parallel sheets that almost appear fibrous. It is well-known for its great range of colors and varied crystal forms and habits. 

Galena is the most important ore of lead, and has been used for its lead content for thousands of years. Galena metallic gray luster is the perfect base for this trio of minerals.

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Cerussite Crystals and Pink Barite Blades on Galena Matrix Mineral, Morocco

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