Litharge


Composition: PbO
Crystal System : Tetragonal
Colours: Red, orange-red
Lustre : Oily, dull
Hardness (H) : 2
Specific Gravity (S.G) : 9.14
References: Gebhard (1999)

Distribution

Extremely rare. Third oxidation zone, on 43 Level (Gebhard, 1999).

Occurrence

  • Supergene
  • 3rd Oxidation Zone

Notable Finds

As crusts, or sparse dustings, of blood-red microcrystals on hydrocerussite, in the so-called "Lead Pocket" on 43 Level.