This holiday season, why not get a mineral every day instead of chocolate? Today’s mineral is Cerussite, find out more about it below..
One of my favourite things about this time of year is tucking up under a nice blanket with a hot chocolate and a seasonal film! And there are so many to choose from:
But in order to watch these cinematic gems (*excuse the pun) you need a nice shiny LCD television (or similar). If you want your TV functioning in full technicolor (even if you are watching a classic like ‘Christmas in Connecticut’) you need lead – and you get that from minerals like Cerussite.
Chemical formula: PbCO3
Colour: Colourless, white, gray, blue, or green
Hardness (Mohs): 3 – 3½
Can you find it in the UK? Yes
Cerussite is a lead carbonate mineral and is commonly formed as a result of weathering of Galena and other lead ore minerals. Cerussite can be found in several locations across the UK, but is not commercially mined in this country.
For more information about Cerussite please visit the MinDat website.