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Synonyms for cerussite

a mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead

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cerussite, Mn/Pb oxide), whereas other forms are poorly absorbed (e.
Until now, no one has been able to facet, or cut, a cerussite larger than 200 carats.
The most anomalous samples contained up to 15% cerussite (lead carbonate), similar amounts of scheelite ([CaWO.
These, first briefly described by Knopf (1914), included linarite, caledonite, anglesite, wulfenite, hemimorphite and cerussite.
From the Christoff prospect, Kaokoveld--also inaugurated by Key in summer 2009--come loose, sharp V-twins of cerussite measuring from 2 to 4 cm, with medium luster and translucency, rendered silky gray by sulfide inclusions.
Exploitation of lead ore veins around Badenweiler began during Roman times, and between about 1750 and final cessation of mining in 1926 many fine specimens of mimetite, pyromorphite, galena, cerussite, fluorite and other minerals emerged from the district.
Pyromorphite and cerussite are common in small amounts on the dumps, but the Brae Fell mine is distinctive for being only the second known locality for the relatively new species mattheddleite.
Specimens of jackstraw cerussite were also recovered, unusual for this district and for the British Isles.
Sprays of acicular white cerussite crystals to about 5 mm long were common in the Middle level.
Wright's return box was dispatched in June and contained 110 specimens, including many supergene lead and copper minerals (pyromorphite, mimetite, linarite, caledonite, cerussite, etc.
Cerussite Tsumeb, Namibia 5 1/4" wide ex-collections J.
Last year I mentioned that Peter Megaw had a few superb thumbnails of cerussite from a pocket discovered in late 2007 or early 2008 in the Ojuela mine, Mapimi, Durango--never productive of notable cerussite specimens in any earlier times.
It is not likely that water out of the tap will thermally shock quartz, calcite or many other minerals sufficiently to damage them, but cerussite and fluorite specimens, among others, can be quite sensitive to thermal shock.
fr) shared a Holiday Inn room with Pala International, and scattered amidst other good stuff on Alain's segments of glass shelving were about 12 fine thumbnails and miniatures of cerussite from the old M'Fouati mine, Mindouli region, Republic of the Congo (formerly French Congo), a locality known best for its large quartz-coated wulfenite crystals.