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Crocoite Mineral Data

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General Crocoite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbCrO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 323.19 gm
   Chromium  16.09 %  Cr   30.94 % CrO3
   Lead      64.11 %  Pb   69.06 % PbO
   Oxygen    19.80 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbCrO4
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary mineral of oxidized lead veins infiltrated by Cr bearing fluids..
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
Help on Locality: Locality: Tasmania. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek krokos, meaning "crocus" or "saffron."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Crocoite Say CROCOITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bellite - a mixture of quartz, mimetite and crocoite, or simply Cr-bearing mimetite
  ICSD 24607
  PDF 8-209
  Red Lead Ore