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Roger Weller, geology instructor    copyright 2010-R.Weller

Crocoite is lead chromate.  It is a rare mineral.  The only reason that it is included in
this collection is because of its beautiful bright red color.  There are two other red
minerals that can be confused with crocoite, vanadinite and wulfenite.  Crocoite
forms bladed crystals, distinguishing it from vanadinite which forms hexagonal
prisms, and wulfenite which forms flat, square crystals.

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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.

Specimen donated in memory of John Dunn