- a mineral, lead carbonate, PbCO3, found in masses or in colorless, transparent crystals: an important ore of lead.
Origin of cerussite
Examples from the Web for cerussite
Historical Examples of cerussite
Galena becomes anglesite, cerussite, pyromorphite and mimetite.
The two important sources of supply are galena and cerussite.
Cerussite is white or gray, resembling anglesite, and has a brilliant, vitreous luster.
Cerussite crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and is isomorphous with aragonite.
- a usually white mineral, found in veins. It is a source of lead. Composition: lead carbonate. Formula: PbCO 3 . Crystal structure: orthorhombicAlso called: white lead ore