Unique Golden Anglesite From Morocco
Unique Golden Anglesite From Morocco. Photo Credit: Anton Watzl


What a masterpiece creation of mother nature!!! This anglesite is probably one of the very best of its kind ever found! It is large, gemmy, yellow, lustrous and very aesthetic. 
 
Anglesite is a secondary lead mineral, very popular because of its nice gemmy crystals with great luster. It forms by oxidation of galena and other lead ores, often accompanied by other interesting secondary minerals. The formation of cerussite (lead carbonate) often accompanies or follows the formation of anglesite.
 
Anglesite crystals may consist of impurities of Galena, providing a specimen a gray to black color. In some regions of source, Anglesite occurs as a pseudomorph after Galena, rendering the crystals a false isometric form. Gray and black banding exists in some giant Anglesite specimens that can be observed when a specimen is either sliced or polished.

The crystal habit of anglesite is frequently tabular or thick tabular, often with pointed terminations. The main crystal faces are usually striated. It also forms as nodular, stalactitic, banded, crusty, reniform or granular masses. 
 
There are only three primary uses of anglesite – as a lead ore, as an occasional gemstone, and as a mineral specimen. 
 
Golden Anglesite Crystals
Unique Golden Anglesite From Morocco.
Photo Credit: Anton Watzl



Anglesite |
#Geology

Formula: PbSO4
System: Orthorhombic
Colour: Colorless to white, yellow ...
Lustre: Adamantine, Vitreous, Resinous
Hardness: 2½ - 3

From: Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco


 
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