Cerussite is a lead carbonate and was one of the key components of lead paint. It is named after the Latin name cerussa, which means white lead. Elizabeth I of England used to wear cosmetics based on cerussite.Top
Chemical & Physical Information
|Chemical Name||Lead Carbonate|
|Cleavage||Good  |
|Colour||Colourless, white, gray, blue or green.|
|Opacity||Transparent to opaque.|
 Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.