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anglesite

[ang-guh l-sahyt] /ˈæŋ gəlˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, lead sulfate, PbSO 4 , found in massive deposits and in colorless or variously tinted crystals: a minor ore of lead.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; named after Anglesey where it was first found; see -ite1
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anglesite

/ˈæŋɡəlˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a white or grey secondary mineral consisting of lead sulphate in orthorhombic crystalline form. It occurs in lead-ore deposits and is a source of lead. Formula: PbSO4
Word Origin
C19: from Anglesey, where it was first found
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anglesite

naturally occurring lead sulfate (PbSO4). A common secondary mineral that is a minor ore of lead, it is usually formed by the oxidation of galena and often forms a concentrically banded mass surrounding a core of unaltered galena. The formation of cerussite (lead carbonate) often accompanies or follows the formation of anglesite. For detailed physical properties, see sulfate mineral (table)

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