Roger Weller, geology instructor
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Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
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 courtesy of Hewin's Minerals
Dale P. Hewin
48770 W. Cheetah St., Tucson, Arizona 85742