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Mineral Information on:
anglesite


Chemical Group:  sulfate

Chemical Formula: 
PbSO4

Color:  colorless to white, gray, yellow, green                Streak:  white

 

Hardness:  3      Specific Gravity:  6.2 to 6.4             Fracture:  conchoidal

Luster:  adamantine        Tenacity:  brittle
 

Crystal Forms:  Orthorhombic system
      commonly, massive, granular, compact, nodular
      Anglesite often forms banded layers surrounding a piece of galena.

Mineral Associations:  cerussite, galena, gypsum, silver halides

Identifying Characteristics:  adamantine luster and density

Uses:  lead ore

Occurrences:  secondary mineral in oxidized zone that contains lead

Toxicity:      when-swallowed- very high          when inhaled-very high

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