Hydrocerussite

Hydrocerussite


Composition: Pb3(CO3)2(OH)2
Crystal System : Trigonal
Lustre : Adamantine, sub-vitreous, chalky
Hardness : 3.5
Specific Gravity : 6.8
References: Keller (1977a)

Occurrence

  • Hypogene
  • 2nd Oxidation Zone
  • 3rd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

The so-called "Lead Pocket" on 43 Level in the third oxidation zone was noted, inter alia, for hydrocerussite replacing cerussite crystals to varying degrees.