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Phoenicochroite

Sulfate (chromate) mineral

Phoenicochroite, also known as melanochroite, is a lead chromate mineral with formula Pb2OCrO4. It forms striking orange red crystals. It was first discovered in 1839 in Beryozovskoye deposit It is named from the Greek word φοίυικος for "deep red" and χρόα for "color," in allusion to its color.

Identification

Color of mineral

Red

The streak

Red

Density ( specific gravity )

2.38
2.44
2.65

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine
Resinous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic