Crocoite was once called “Red Lead Ore” due to its lead content. The name Crocoite comes from "crocon" the Greek word saffron. Specimens are bright yellow, orange, or dark red and typically form as long prismatic crystals. Some of the best examples come from Australia.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Russian Federation; United States of America; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Austria; Mozambique; Unknown; China; Brazil; Poland; Slovakia; Chile; France; Jordan; Romania; Philippines; Canada; Namibia; Congo (the Democratic Republic of the); Italy; Mexico; South Africa; Zimbabwe; Australia; Germany; Tajikistan
Crocoite is very fragile please take care when handling.