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Crystal habit of Cerussite Cerussite Cerussite

Name   Cerussite
(White Lead Ore)
Chemistry   PbCO3
Hardness   3 - 3.5
Lustre   adamantine
Colour   colourless, white, grey, yellow
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   6.4 - 6.6
Crystal habit   orthorhombic, , crystals pyramidal, prismatic, tabular, twins [110] common
Cleavage, Fracture   [110], [021] distinct, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   weathering product of lead ores

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