- a yellow, orange, or red mineral, lead chromate, PbCrO4, formed by replacement.
Origin of crocoite
Also called cro·co·i·site [kroh-koh-uh-zahyt, krok-oh-] /ˈkroʊ koʊ əˌzaɪt, ˈkrɒk oʊ-/.
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Examples from the Web for crocoite
Associated with crocoite at Berezovsk are the closely allied minerals phoenicochroite and vauquelinite.
crocoisite (krəʊˈkəʊɪˌsaɪt, ˈkrəʊkwəˌsaɪt)
- a rare orange secondary mineral consisting of lead chromate in monoclinic crystalline form. Formula: PbCrO 4Also called: red-lead ore
C19: from Greek krokoeis saffron-coloured, golden + -ite 1
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