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Crystal habit of Wulfenite Wulfenite

Name   Wulfenite
(Yellow Lead Ore)
Chemistry   Pb[MoO4]
Hardness   3
Lustre   adamantine - resinous
Colour   yellow, rarely orange, also colourless
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   6.7 - 6.9
Crystal habit   tetragonal, crystals often tabular, short columnar
Cleavage, Fracture   [101] distinct, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   in the oxidation zone of galena (PbS) deposits

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