- a mineral, lead carbonate, PbCO3, found in masses or in colorless, transparent crystals: an important ore of lead.
Origin of cerussite
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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
C19: from Latin cērussa (see ceruse) + -ite 1
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