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anglesite

(ăng`gləsīt), pale green, blue, yellow-to-white, or colorless mineral, a sulfate of lead, PbSO4, that is formed by oxidation of galenagalena
or lead glance,
lustrous, blue-gray mineral crystallizing usually in cubes, sometimes in octahedrons. It is the most important ore and the principal source of lead.
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, crystallizing in the orthorhombic system and occurring also in granular or massive form. It is widely distributed and commonly associated with galena and other lead minerals. It is a secondary lead ore.

Anglesite

 

lead sulfate, a mineral with the chemical composition PbS04. It contains 73.6 percent PbO. A variety that is rich in BaO (8.45 percent) is called weisbachite, or baritoanglesite. The crystals are orthorhombic, usually tabular, more rarely short columnar or dipyramidal. Angle-site more often forms compact granular or earthy masses. Its color is white with yellow, gray, and green casts caused by impurities; its luster is diamondlike. According to the minerological scale, its hardness is 2.5–3.0; its density is 6,100–6,400 kg per cu m.

Anglesite is formed chiefly in oxidized zones of lead and zinc sulfide deposits, in cases of a change in galena (PbS), often in association with cerussite (PbC03). It is formed hydrothermally under conditions of blending the ore-bearing solutions with surface waters saturated with free oxygen. Anglesite is used as an ore for lead smelting.

anglesite

[′aŋ·glə‚sīt]
(mineralogy)
PbSO4 A mineral occurring in white or gray, tabular or prismatic orthorhombic crystals or compact masses. Also known as lead spar; lead vitriol.
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Together with the anglesite, the cadmium oxalate (CdC2O4) accounts for the opaque, orange-grey crust disfiguring parts of the painting on a macroscopic level.
Because of their high specific gravity, galena and anglesite concentrated on the bedrock surface as the fragments migrated downhill.
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Matrix specimens show a crumbly mixture of galena, granular anglesite and "limonite," and in some cases these substances form inclusions in the cerussite crystals, making them look darker than they should.
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In Oumlil, anglesite formed with mimetite from the weathering of galena; it is found chiefly as gray masses to 1 cm.
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The crystals line cavities to a few centimeters across in earthy brown limonite, associated with microcrystals of anglesite, arsenian siderite and beudantite.
A very fine anglesite from Morocco is upside down and is actually sitting on the points of the best crystals (Fig.