Cerusita

Características generales


Datos generales


Fórmula: PbCO3
Sistema de cristalización: Ortorrómbico
Lustre: Adamantino
Color: Incoloro, blanco, gris, azulado o verde.
Dureza: 3-3,5
Rareza: extendido
Características distintivas: Hábito cristalino, especialmente las maclas, peso, altra refracción y lustre.
Grupo de minerales: Grupo del Aragonito
La cerusita es un carbonato de plomo que cristaliza en sistema ortorrómbico y es isomorfo con el aragonito. Por lo general, cuenta con fractura de tipo concoidea. Al igual que en el aragonito, en la cerusita es muy frecuente la aparición de maclas, los compuestos cristalinos forman generalmente formas pseudohexagonales. Se suelen juntar tres cristales por ambas caras de un prisma, generando un grupo de cristales que intercruzan con ángulo cercano a los 60°. Los cristales de cerusita son de aparición frecuente y suelen tener caras muy suaves y brillantes. La aparición del mineral tiene forma granular, aunque a veces posee formas fibrosas. Los cristales pueden ser de diversos colores, desde incoloro a blanco, gris, amarillo, azul, verde o pardo.


Fotografías

Puedes ver 6 fotografías de Cerusita en su galería de fotografías.

Clasificación

Estado IMA: Válido. Descrito con antelación a 1959 (pre-IMA), se considera un mineral clásico o histórico (grandfathered)

Nickel-Strunz : 05.AB.15
  • 5: Carbonatos (nitratos)
  • 05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O
  • 05.AB: Carbonatos con tierras alcalinas (y otros M2+)

Dana 8th ed. : 14.1.3.4

Etimología:

Su nombre deriva del latín cerussa, que quiere decir plomo blanco.



Formación y ambiente

Se encuentra en la zona de oxidación de los yacimientos de galena y se suele formar directamente a partir de ésta o bien por intermedio de la anglesita procedente de la alteración de la galena.

La cerusita es un carbonato de plomo que se encuentra frecuentemente y de forma secundaria en la zona de oxidación de depósitos de minerales de plomo.

Gossans

Propiedades fisicas

Hábito: En cristales de hábito rómbico muy frágiles o en agregados fasciculados, drusiformes, columnares o reniformes. También en masas granudas grises y en masas cristalinas aciculares con un aspecto de pajuelas.

Lustre: Adamantino

Transparencia: Transparente, Subtranslúcido

Color: Incoloro, blanco, gris, azulado o verde.

Color en sección fina: Incolora

Raya: Blanco

Dureza (Mohs): 3-3,5

Tenacidad: Frágil

Exfoliación::
  • Primera exfoliación: Notable en [110]
  • Segunda exfoliación: Notable en [021]
  • Tercera exfoliación: Notable


Fractura: Concoidal

Densidad: 6,53-6.57 g/cm3 (medida) | 6,58 g/cm3 (calculada)

Cristalografía

Sistema cristalino: Ortorrómbico

Clase (H-M): 2m (6/m) - Dipiramidal

Grupo espacial: Pmcn

Parámetros de la celda: a=5,195Å b=8,436Å c=6,152Å

Estructura del cristal: α=5.179º β=8.492º γ=6.141º

Volumen de unidad de celda: V 270.08Å

Z: 4

Macla: Pirámides pseudohexagonales y codos

Difracción de Rayos X:
Difracción de Rayos X
D(hkl)Intensidad
3,593100
3,49850
2,48732

Propiedades ópticas

Tipo: Biaxial (-)

Valores RI: nα= 1,803; nβ= 2,074; nγ= 2,076

2V: medida: 8º

Máxima birrefringencia: δ = 0,273

Dispersión: Fuerte, r>v

Reflectancia:
Reflectancia
D(hkl)Intensidad
470.08,55
546.08,3
589.08,3
650.08,2


Propiedades químicas

Fórmula: PbCO3

Elementos químicos: Pb, C, O

Composición química: O: 17,96%, CO3: 22,45%, C: 4,49%, Pb: 77,54%,

Tests químicos

Fusibilidad: 2; Mineral tipo: Natrolita; Punto de fusión: 800ºC; Funde con mechero de gas
Reacción a los ácidos: Se disuelve con efervescencia en ácido clorhídrico.
Color de la llama: Amarilla
Formación de sublimados: Se funde en glóbulos metálicos
Otros: Calentada con ioduro potásico y azufre en carbón forma una incrustación brillante.

Otras propiedades

Fluorescente (LW): Verde o azul
Fluorescente (SW): De rosa a violeta o naranja


Relaciones con otros minerales

Miembro del grupo de minerales: Grupo del Aragonito

Minerales pertenecientes al Grupo del Aragonito

Minerales acompañantes
NombreImagenClase mineralógica
AragonitoAragonito5. Carbonatos (nitratos)
05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

CaCO3
CerusitaCerusita5. Carbonatos (nitratos)
05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

PbCO3
EstroncianitaEstroncianita5. Carbonatos (nitratos)
05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

SrCO3
WitheritaWitherita5. Carbonatos (nitratos)
05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

BaCO3


Minerales acompañantes:

Minerales acompañantes
NombreImagenClase mineralógica
AnglesitaAnglesita7. Sulfatos
07.A: Sulfatos (selenatos, etc.) sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

PbSO4
BaritaBarita7. Sulfatos
07.A: Sulfatos (selenatos, etc.) sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

BaSO4
CalcitaCalcita5. Carbonatos (nitratos)
05.A: Carbonatos sin aniones adicionales, sin H2O

CaCO3
GalenaGalena2. Sulfuros y sulfosales
02.C: Sulfuros con metal, M:S = 1:1 (y similar)

PbS
HemimorfitaHemimorfita9. Silicatos
09.B: Sorosilicatos

Zn4Si2O7(OH)2·H2O
PiromorfitaPiromorfita8. Fosfatos, arsenatos y vanadatos
08.B: Fosfatos, etc. con aniones adicionales, sin H2O

Pb5(PO4)3Cl




Yacimientos y localidades de interés

Yacimientos:

Se pueden encontrar cristales finos en las minas de la localidad de Friedrichssegen cerca de Ems en Nassau, Johanngeorgenstadt en Sajonia, Mies en Bohemia, Phenixville en Pennsylvania, Broken Hill, New South Wales; y en otras localidades como en Almadén España. Los cristales de cerusita de considerable longitud se pueden encontrar en las minas del Pentire Glaze cerca de St Minver en Cornwall.

Localidades

  • Vicentin, Italy (?) - Localidad tipo.
  • Vicentin, Veneto, Italy - Localidad tipo.
  • Bou Thaleb, Algeria
  • Bou Thaleb, Algeria
  • Bou Thaleb, Algeria
  • Bou Thaleb, Algeria
  • Magnet mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Whim Creek, Pilbara region, Western Australia, Australia
  • Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia
  • Whyte river, Tasmania, Australia
  • Claim 84, Anticline prospect, Ashburton Downs, Western Australia, Australia
  • Comet mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Dundas mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Isa Mine, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Heazlewood Mine, Heazlewood, Tasmania, Australia
  • Browns Claim, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Adelaide Prop. mine, Stichtite Hill, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Heazlewood Mine, Heazlewood, Tasmania, Australia
  • Magnet mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Marulan, Talwong mine, New South Wales, Australia
  • West Comet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Pinnacles mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Red Lead mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Mt Isa Mine, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Red Lead mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Pinnacles mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • West Comet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Whyte river, Tasmania, Australia
  • Whim Creek, Pilbara region, Western Australia, Australia
  • Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia
  • Claim 84, Anticline prospect, Ashburton Downs, Western Australia, Australia
  • Comet mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Dundas mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia
  • Marulan, Talwong mine, New South Wales, Australia
  • Adelaide Prop. mine, Stichtite Hill, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Browns Claim, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mt Isa Mine, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Red Lead mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Adelaide Prop. mine, Stichtite Hill, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Browns Claim, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Heazlewood Mine, Heazlewood, Tasmania, Australia
  • Magnet mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Marulan, Talwong mine, New South Wales, Australia
  • Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia
  • Dundas mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Comet mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Claim 84, Anticline prospect, Ashburton Downs, Western Australia, Australia
  • Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia
  • Whyte river, Tasmania, Australia
  • Whim Creek, Pilbara region, Western Australia, Australia
  • Mt Isa Mine, Mt Isa, Queensland, Australia
  • West Comet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Pinnacles mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Proprietary mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Heazlewood Mine, Heazlewood, Tasmania, Australia
  • Magnet mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Marulan, Talwong mine, New South Wales, Australia
  • Whyte river, Tasmania, Australia
  • Adelaide Prop. mine, Stichtite Hill, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Whim Creek, Pilbara region, Western Australia, Australia
  • Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia
  • Claim 84, Anticline prospect, Ashburton Downs, Western Australia, Australia
  • Comet mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Browns Claim, Rum Jungle, Northern Territory, Australia
  • Pinnacles mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Red Lead mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Dundas mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia
  • West Comet Mine, Dundas, Tasmania, Australia
  • Neufinkenstein-Grabanz, Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
  • Rotgülden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schellgaden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schwaz-Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
  • Rauris valley, Salzburg, Austria
  • Annaberg, Lower Austria, Austria
  • Walchen slags, Öblarn, Liezen, Steiermark, Austria
  • Silberleiten, Tyrol, Austria
  • Rotgülden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Rotgülden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Rotgülden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Rauris valley, Salzburg, Austria
  • Neufinkenstein-Grabanz, Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
  • Neufinkenstein-Grabanz, Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
  • Rauris valley, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schellgaden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schwaz-Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
  • Silberleiten, Tyrol, Austria
  • Annaberg, Lower Austria, Austria
  • Walchen slags, Öblarn, Liezen, Steiermark, Austria
  • Schellgaden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schwaz-Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
  • Annaberg, Lower Austria, Austria
  • Walchen slags, Öblarn, Liezen, Steiermark, Austria
  • Neufinkenstein-Grabanz, Mallestiger Mittagskogel, Finkenstein, Villach, Kärnten, Austria
  • Rauris valley, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schellgaden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Schwaz-Brixlegg, Tyrol, Austria
  • Silberleiten, Tyrol, Austria
  • Walchen slags, Öblarn, Liezen, Steiermark, Austria
  • Annaberg, Lower Austria, Austria
  • Silberleiten, Tyrol, Austria
  • Plombières, Liege, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Rocheux, Luxembourg, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Welkenraedt, Liege, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Longvilly, Luxembourg, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Bleyberg, Belgium
  • Angleur, Liege, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
  • Hiaco mine, Chayanta, Potosí Dept, Bolivia
  • Tatasí, Sud Chichas, Potosí Dept, Bolivia
  • San José and Itos mines, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
  • Oruro City, Oruro Dept., Bolivia
  • Jacuaracu pegmatite, Lavra de Sr. Jose Pinto, Municipo de Timoteo, Jacuaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jaguaracu Pegmatite, Jaguaracu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Port Radium, Northwest Territories, Canada
  • Van Silver mine, Brandywine Creek, British Columbia, Canada
  • Society Girl Mine, Kootenay region, British Columbia, Canada
  • Moyie, Salmo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mt St.-Hilaire, Rouville Co., Québec, Canada
  • Hudson Bay zinc mine, Salmo, Nelson mining distr., West Kootenay distr., British Columbia, Canada
  • Demix-Varennes quarry, Saint-Amable sill, Varennes, Verchéres Co., Québec, Canada
  • Dundas Quarry, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Predborice, Stredocesky kraj, Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Lill mine, Brezove hory (Birkenberg), Príbram, Stredocesky, Czech Republic
  • Litce nad Orlici, Vychodocesky, Czech Republic
  • Borovec, Zdar nad Sazavou, Maehren, Czech Republic
  • Bohutin, Príbram, Stredocesky, Czech Republic
  • Moldava, Teplice, Krusne Hory, Vychodocesky, Czech Republic
  • Mies, Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Alexander Gallery, Vrancice, Príbram, Stredocesky, Czech Republic
  • Hütte, Príbram, Stredocesky, Czech Republic
  • Horni Hostice, Maehren, Czech Republic
  • Roughton Gill Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Sacheveral Farm, Winster, Derbyshire, England
  • Pike Lane Opencut, Winster Moor, Derbyshire, England
  • Short Grain, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Silver Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Slayley Quarry, Bonsal, Derbyshire, England
  • Smallcleugh mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, England
  • Mottram St.Andrew, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England
  • Myers Head Mine, Hartsop, Cumbria, England
  • Nether Row Brow, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • New Venture Level, Alderly Edge, Cheshire, England
  • Redburn mine, Rookhope, Co. Durham, England
  • Red Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Raper Mine, Alport, Derbyshire, England
  • Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
  • Crich Quarry, Crich, Derbyshire, England
  • Wirksworth, Rent Tor, Derbyshire, England
  • Wood mine, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England
  • Yewthwaite Mine, Newlands Valley, Cumbria, England
  • Yew Tree mine, Bollihope, Co. Durham, England
  • Whitfield Brow Mines, Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Poddy Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Polzeath Consols, St. Minver, Cornwall, England
  • Port Quin, St. Endellion, Cornwall, England
  • Priddy, Somerset, England
  • Newporth Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall, England
  • Smittergill Head Mine, Cumbria, England
  • Stancombe Quarry, Flax Bourton, Somerset, England
  • Stoneycroft smelter, Braithwaite, Cumbria, England
  • Stormy point, Alderly Edge, Cheshire, England
  • The Gannel smelter, Newquay, Cornwall, England
  • Thief Gills, Roughtongill, Cumbria, England
  • Thornthwaite Mine, Thornthwaite, Cumbria, England
  • Wesley Mine, Westbury on Trym, Somerset, England
  • Trevinnick mine, St. Kew, Cornwall, England
  • Wapping mine, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, England
  • Waterbank mine, Ecton, Staffordshire, England
  • Weardale, Co. Durham, England
  • Wheal Rose, Sithney, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Rose, Newlyn, Cornwall, England
  • Old Sandbeds Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Open cast Mine, Alderly Edge, Cheshire, England
  • Penberthy Croft mine, St. Hilary, Cornwall, England
  • Pentire Glaze mine, St. Minver, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Confidence, Newquay, Cornwall, England
  • West Mine, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England
  • Wetgrooves Mine, Aysgarth, Yorkshire, England
  • Wheal Friendship, Mary Tavy, Devon, England
  • Wheal Gorland, Gwennap, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Mary Ann, Menheniot, Cornwall, England
  • Wheal Penrose, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England
  • Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Cumbria, England
  • Frank Mills mine, Devon, England
  • Barrow Mine, Braithwaite, Cumbria, England
  • Brownley Hill Pb-Zn mine, Nenthead, Cumbria, England
  • Burgham mine, Shelve, Shropshire, England
  • Brae Fell mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Brandy Gill Lead mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Brandholme Mine, Glenderaterra Valley, Cumbria, England
  • Brandy Bottle Mine, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England
  • Brandelhow Mine, Brandlehow, Cumbria, England
  • Carrock End mine (Queen mine), Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Castle Nook Mine, Newlands Valley, Cumbria, England
  • Ingray Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Isolation Mine, Snelstone Nr Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England
  • Brandybottle mine, Swaledale, Yorkshire, England
  • Closehouse Mine, Lunedale, Co. Durham, England
  • Colemans Quarry, Holwell, Nr. Frome, Somerset, England
  • Blackdown Hill, Mendip, Somerset, England
  • Batts Coombe Quarry, Cheddar, Somerset, England
  • Beer-Alston, Devon, England
  • Bonsall Moor Quarry, Winster, Derbyshire, England
  • Bounds Cliff, St. Endellion, Cornwall, England
  • Blencathra Mine, Glenderaterra Valley, Cumbria, England
  • Ball Eye quarry, Bosnal, Derbyshire, England
  • Bannerdale Graphite Mine, Mungrisdale, Cumbria, England
  • Backway Cove, near Trebarwith, Cornwall, England
  • Clevedon Beach, Somerset, England
  • Coldstones Quarry, Greenhow, Yorkshire, England
  • Judkins quarry, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, England
  • Force Crag Mine, Keswick, Cumbria, England
  • Millrigg Mine, Staveley, Cumbria, England
  • Loe Warren zawn, Botallack, St. Just, Cornwall, England
  • Goldscope Mine, Newlands Valley, Cumbria, England
  • Ecton Hill,Clayton Adi, Ecton Hill, Staffordshire, England
  • Engine Vein, Alderley Edge, Shropshire, England
  • Emerson Vein, Brandy Gill, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Driggith Mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Dry Gill mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Dirtlow Rake, Castleton, Derbyshire, England
  • Eagle Crag Mine, Patterdale, Cumbria, England
  • Duchy Trerew mine, Rosecliston, Newquay, Cornwall, England
  • Masson Hill Quarry, Matlock, Derbyshire, England
  • Milltown Quarry, Ashover, Derbyshire, England
  • Mexico mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Hilton mine, Scordale, Cumbria, England
  • Higher Pitts mine, Priddy, Mendip Hills, Somerset, England
  • Hope's Nose, Tor Bay, Torquay, Devon, England
  • Ladywell mine, Shelve, Shropshire, England
  • Kinniside Mine, Cleaton Moor, Cumbria, England
  • Graphite Mine, Seathwaite, Cumbria, England
  • Glendaterra Lead mine, Caldbeck Fells, Cumbria, England
  • Merehead quarry, near Cranmore, Mendips, Somerset, England
  • Grasshill Mine, Teesdale, Co. Durham, England
  • Greystones quarry, Lezant, Cornwall, England
  • Greenside mine, Patterdale, Cumbria, England
  • Glenderaterra Mine, Threlkeld, Cumbria, England
  • Monsols, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Tistoulet mine, Padern, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Les Farges mine, Corrèze, Limousin, France
  • Le Vialas, Lozère, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • La Pacaudière, Le Crozet, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Mas d'Alary, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Chessy-les-Mines, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Falgayrolles, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrénées, France
  • Huelgoat, Poullaouen, Brittany, France
  • La Croix mine, Lorraine, France
  • Cap Garonne, Le Pradet, Var, France
  • Erzengel Gabriel mine, Einbachtal, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Daniel mine, Schneeberg, Sachsen, Germany
  • Winterberg quarry, Bad Grund, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Ochsenhütte, Granestausee, Goslar, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Rammelsberg mine, Goslar, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Silberbrünnle mine, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • St. Andreasberg, Hartz Mts, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • Trogtal quarry, Lautenthal, Harz, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • Kälbelberg, Baden-Baden, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Glückauf mine, Bad Grund, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Glücksrad mine, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Lautenthaler Hütte, Langelsheim, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Christophstal, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Floßberg mine, Bad Lauterberg, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Biseschacht am Iberg, Bad Grund, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Herzog-Julius-Hütte, Goslar, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Artenberg quarry, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Hilfe Gottes mine, Wiemannsbucht, Bad Grund, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Bärensteinbruch quarry, Radautal, Bad Harzburg, Harz Mts, Sachsen, Germany
  • Gangzug Prinzbach, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Anna mine, Oberharmersbach, Kinzigtal, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Hilarion adit, Agios Konstandinos, Laurion, Attica, Greece
  • Ivigtut, Arsuk Fjord, Greenland
  • Ilimaussaq, West Greenland
  • Nakhlak Mine, Anarak District, Iran
  • Chah Mileh, Anarak District, Iran
  • Ballycormick, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick, Ireland
  • Sheshodonnell East mine, Co. Clare, Ireland
  • Tynagh mine, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Silvermines district, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
  • Killiney, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Ballyhighland mine, Co. Wexford, Ireland
  • Ballycorus mine, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Ballinafunshoge mine, Glenmalur, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
  • Luganure mines, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
  • Ballacorkish Mine, Colby, Bradda, Isle of Man
  • Seravezza, Tuscany, Italy
  • Zorzone mine, Val Brembana, Lombardy, Italy
  • Carrara, Tuscany, Italy
  • Ahumada & Erupcion mines, Sierra de Los Lamentos, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Mibladen mine, near Midelt, Morocco
  • Uitsab mine, Otavi, Namibia
  • Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Otavi, Namibia
  • Tsumeb West Vanadium mine, Otavi, Namibia
  • Tsumeb, Namibia
  • Auros, Otavi, Namibia
  • Abaneb West mine, Otavi, Namibia
  • Kombat mine, Tsumeb, Otavi, Namibia
  • Berg Aukas, Otavi, Namibia
  • Nosib mine, Otavi, Namibia
  • Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
  • Uchucchacua District, Dos de mayo Prov., Huanuco Dept., Peru
  • Mutnovskoe, Kamchatka, Russia
  • Puiva, Saranpual, Polar Urals, Russia
  • Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
  • Rodnikovoe, Kamchatka, Russia
  • Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Kray, Russia
  • Dodo mine, Polar Urals, Tyumen Oblast, Russia
  • Susannah Mine, Leadhills, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Raiks vein, Broadlaw, Leadhills, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Glengonnar Shaft, Leadhills, Strathclyde, Scotland
  • Glencrieff Mine, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Broadlaw Vein, Leadhills, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Horners vein, Leadhills, Scotland
  • Leadhills-Wanlockhead district, Strathclyde/Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Meadowfoot Smelter, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
  • Belton Grain vein, Wanlockhead, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
  • Hopeful vein, Leadhills, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • High Prin Mine, Wanlock Dod, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Postenje, Serbia
  • Mezica mine, Mezica, Slovenia
  • Argent lead-silver deposit, 100km east of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Horcajo mines, Ciudad Real, Spain
  • Jakobsberg mine, Filipstad, Nordmark, Värmland, Sweden
  • Mürtschenalp, Glarus, Switzerland
  • Lengenbach quarry, Binntal, Valais, Switzerland
  • Dejbel Ressas, Tunisia
  • Pikes Peak, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
  • Park City & Alta, Clayton Peak, Utah, USA
  • Pittsburg/McClellan Mines, Pope Co., Illinois, USA
  • Pints Quarry/Waterloo lead and zinc Mines, Dubuque, DubuqueCo., Iowa, USA
  • Wheatley mines, near Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • White Mt. Silver & Lead mine, Shelburne, Coos Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Uncle Sam Mine, White Signal district, Grant Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Questa Mine, Taos Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Purple Passion Mine, Wickenberg, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
  • Quick Silver Mine etc, Organ Mts. Area, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Silverton District, San Juan Co., Colorado, USA
  • Potter-Cramer claim, Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
  • Old Guard Mine, Tombstone, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Murphy, Cherokee Co., North Carolina, USA
  • NJ Zinc Co./Bertha Mine, Austinville, Wythet Co., Virginia, USA
  • Organ district, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Zinc Hill Mine, Darwin Area, Inyo Co., California, USA
  • Wolfton Mine, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
  • Apache Mine, near Globe, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
  • Amethyst lode, Creede, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
  • Amelia (Gallo) mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • 79 Mine, Banner District, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
  • Black Pine Mine, Phillipsburg, Granite Co., Montana, USA
  • Blanchard Mine, Bingham, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Black Rock mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Bob Montgomery Mine, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico
  • Blue Bell Mine, Baker, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
  • Belmont Mine, Tonopah, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
  • Beer Cellar Mine, Granby, Newton Co., Missouri, USA
  • Bald Mt. Area mines, Lead, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
  • Bachelor Mine, Creede, Mineral Co., Colorado, USA
  • Black Butte prospect, Crook Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Altoona, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Ora Mine, Hansonburg district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Pacific mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Roaring Spring Quarry, Canoe Creek Area, Sinking Valley, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Revelation mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Redmond Prospect, Haywood Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Rosiclaire, Hardin Co., Illinois, USA
  • Red Cloud Mine, Trego Mts., La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
  • Rawley Mine, Thebna, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
  • Red Cloud Mines, Gallinas Mts., Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Sammy Dog Mine, Silverbell Mts, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
  • Rutherford Mines, Amelia Court House, Virginia, USA
  • Ruby Hill Area, Eureka, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
  • Shirley Ann claim, Big Dodd Spring, Ubehebe distr., Inyo Co., California, USA
  • Sedalia Copper Mine, Sedalia, Chaffee Co., Colorado, USA
  • Rossie lead mines, St. Lawrence Co., New York, USA
  • Royal Gorge Area, Fremont Co., Colorado, USA
  • Royal Flush Mine, Hansonburg district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Summit Mine, Broadwater Co., Montana, USA
  • Telluride District, San Miguel Co., Colorado, USA
  • Old Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Old Yuma Mine, Tuscon Area, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
  • Silver Bell mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Silver Hill, Davidson Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Silver Hill Mine, Tuescon arera, Pima Co., Arizona, USA
  • Silver Glance mine, Silent district, Arizona, USA
  • Silver Bill mine, Gleeson, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Silver Crown copper district, Laramie Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Silver King Mine, Superior, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
  • Showalter Quarry/Blueball Stone Co., East Earle Township/Lancaster, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Tintic Standard mine, Dividend, Utah Co., Utah, USA
  • Sterling Hill and Franklin Furnace, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Stephenson-Bennett mine, Organ District, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • South Juanita Mine, Magdalena district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Silver Queen Mine, Galena, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, USA
  • Morefield Mine, Winterham, Amelia Co., Virginia, USA
  • Lockport Quarry, Lockport, Niagara Co., New York, USA
  • Grand Reef mine, Laurel Canyon, Aravaipa mining distr., Graham Co., Arizona, USA
  • Liberty Bell and Washington Pass, Okanogan Co., Washington, USA
  • Hickey #1 Mine, Hansonburg district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Italian Mt. Area, Aspen, Gunnison Co., Colorado, USA
  • Hamburg Mine, Trigo Mts., Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Interstate 295 roadcut, Cranston, Providence Co., Rhode Island, USA
  • Hilltop mine, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Hill Top Mine, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Copper Queen Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Clip mine, Yuma, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Clegg Mine, Bennett, Chatam Co., North Carolina, USA
  • Chloride mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Chino ore body, Central Mining District, Grant Co., Nevada, USA
  • Chicago Mine, Igo, Shasta Co., California, USA
  • Durant Tunnel, Aspen Mtn Area, Pitkin Co., Colorado, USA
  • Durango, La Plata Co., Colorado, USA
  • Liberty Copper/Dolly Hyde Copper Mines, Libertytown, Fredrick Co., Maryland, USA
  • Joplin, Jasper Co., Missouri, USA
  • Great Southern Mine, Wickenberg, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
  • Granite Gap, Hidalgo Co., New Mexico, USA
  • General Area, Franklin, Sussex Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Galena King Mine, Tijeras Canyon district, Bernalillo Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Galena General Area, Jo Davies Co., Illinois, USA
  • Gillman District, Colorado, USA
  • Grand Deposit mine, White Pine Co., Nevada, USA
  • Granby, Newton Co., Missouri, USA
  • Gold Quarry mine, Carlin Trend, Eureka Co., Nevada, USA
  • Gold Hill mine, Tooele Co., Utah, USA
  • General Area, Picher/Commerce/Quapaw/Miami/Peoria, Ottowa Co., Oklahoma, USA
  • Glove Mine, San Rita Mts., Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
  • La Motte/Missouri Cobalt Mine, Fredrick, Madison Co., Missouri, USA
  • KellyMine, Magdalena, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Kelley Mine, Magdalena District, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Courtland-Gleeson District, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA
  • Dives mine, La Paz Co., Arizona, USA
  • Lordsburg, Hildago Co., New Mexico, USA
  • May Flower Mine, Socorro Peak district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Marion/Salem/Princeton, Crittendon Co., Kentucky, USA
  • Manhan mines, Easthampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Mascot Mine, Gorham, Coos Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Mex-Tex mine, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Mohawk mine, San Bernardino Co., California, USA
  • Mistake Mine, Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
  • Memphis Mine, Organ district, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Mendevil mine, Yuma Co., Arizona, USA
  • Lubec Lead mine, Lubec, Washington Co., Maine, USA
  • Mammoth-St. Anthony mine, Tiger, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA
  • Magdalena district, Socorro Co., New Mexico, USA
  • Madison Lead mine, Madison, Carroll Co., New Hampshire, USA
  • Lillian Mining Co., Printerboy Hill, Leadville, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
  • Loudville Lead Mine, Loudville, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA
  • Matchless, Leadville District, Lake Co., Colorado, USA
  • East Tintic Mine, Juab Co., Utah, USA
  • Crestmore Quarry, Crestmore, Riverside Co., California, USA
  • Bunker Hill mine, Kellogg, Shoshone Co., Idaho, USA
  • C & B Vanadium Mine, Gila Co., Arizona, USA
  • Chalk Mountain Mine, Fallon Area, Churchill Co., Nevada, USA
  • Cerro Gordo Mine, Cerro Gordo, Inyo Co., California, USA
  • Canoe Creek, Blair Co., Pennsylvania, USA
  • Callahan mine, Brooksville, Hancock Co., Maine, USA
  • Little Three mine, Ramona district, San Diego Co., California, USA
  • Flux Mine, Harshaw District, Patagonia Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., Arizona, USA
  • Eight Mile Park, Eight Mile Park pegmatite district, Fremont Co., Colorado, USA
  • Eagle Mine, Bonanza mining district, Saguache Co., Colorado, USA
  • Esterbrook copper district, Albany Co., Wyoming, USA
  • Faber Zinc Mine, Faber, Albe Marle Co., Virginia, USA
  • Fat Jack mine, Lane Mt., Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
  • Fernando Mine/etc, Darwin District, Inyo Co., California, USA
  • Florence mine, Pinal Co. and Pack Rat Claim, Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA
  • Ystrad Einion Mine, Furnace, Ysgubor-y-coed, Dyfed, Wales
  • Aberdaunant Mine, Nr. Llanidloes, Powys, Wales
  • Llangynog Mine, Llangynog, Powys, Wales
  • Dolyhir Quarry, Powys, Wales
  • Minera (mines), Wrexham, Wales
  • Henfwlch Mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Dyfed, Wales
  • Glogfawr Mine, Ysbyty Ystwyth, Dyfed, Wales
  • Esgair Mwyn Mine, Ysbyty Ystwyth, Upper Gwnnws,Dyfed, Wales
  • Bwlchrehennaid Mine (Level Newydd), Goginan, Tirymynach, Dyfed, Wales
  • Penybanc Mine, Talybont, Llangynfelyn, Dyfed, Wales
  • Penycefn Mine, Talybont,Tirymynach, Dyfed, Wales
  • Penrhiw mine, Ystumtuen, Dyfed, Wales
  • Snowbrook Mine, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales
  • Siglenlas Mine, Llangurig, Wales
  • Penrhyn Du Mine, Nr. Abersoch, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Nantymwyn Mine, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery, Dyfed, Wales
  • Nant-y-Car Mine, Rhayader, Powys, Wales
  • Nant-y-Cagel mine (Eagle Brook), Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Dyfed, Wales
  • Mynydd Gorddu Mine, Bontgoch, Ceulanymaesmawr, Dyfed, Wales
  • Plynlimon Mine, Ponterwyd, Dyfed, Wales
  • Penbontbren Mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Dyfed, Wales
  • Devil's Bridge, Cardiganshire, Wales
  • Darren Mine, Penbontrhydybeddau, Parcel Canol, Dyfed, Wales
  • Cyffty Mine, Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Brynyrafr Mine, Talybont, Trefeirig, Dyfed, Wales
  • Frongoch, ??
  • Bodcoll Mine, Devil's Bridge, Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn, Dyfed, Wales
  • Florida Mine, Pontrhydfendigaid, Dyfed, Wales
  • Dylife Mine, Dylife, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales
  • Frongoch Mine, Pontrhydygroes, Dyfed, Wales
  • Machen Quarry, Machen, Mid Glamorgan, Wales
  • Dyfngwm mine, Penegoes, Powys, Wales
  • Brynarian Mine, Talybont, Llangynfelyn, Dyfed, Wales
  • Aberffrwdd Mine, Devil's Bridge, Upper Llanfihangell-y-Creuddyn, Dyfed, Wales
  • Esgair Hir mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Dyfed, Wales
  • Llettyhen Mine (Vaughan), Bontgoch, Tirymynach, Dyfed, Wales
  • Bwlch Glas Mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Dyfed, Wales
  • Llywernog Mine, Ponterwyd, Dyfed, Wales
  • Geufron Mine, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales
  • Llwynmalus mine, Ysbyty Ystwyth, Upper Lledrod, Dyfed, Wales
  • Hafan Mine, Talybont, Ceulanymaesmawr, Dyfed, Wales
  • Llanrwst Mine, Llanrwst, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Llechwedd Helyg mine, Tir-y-Mynach, Dyfed, Wales
  • Logau-las-Lode, Ysbyty Ystwyth, Dyfed, Wales
  • East Glogfawr mine, Ysbyty Ystwyth, Dyfed, Wales
  • Kipushi mine, Lubumbashi, Shaba, Zaire
  • Mindouli, Congo, Zaire
  • Sanda mine, Mindouli Region, Congo, Zaire
  • Broken Hill mine, Kabwe, Zambia


Usos

La cerusita constituye una de las menas más importantes del elemento plomo. Se emplea como ingrediente principal del "blanco de plomo", sobre todo en las pintura de plomo (hoy en día retiradas del mercado debido a su toxicidad). La ingestión de pinturas basadas en plomo suelen ser las causas más frecuentes de envenamiento por plomo en los niños.​ Ambos el óxido de plomo PbO ("blanco de plomo" se han empleado en cosmética a lo largo de la historia, aunque su empleo ha cesado en occidente en la actualidad.

Bibliografía y más información

Mineral Magazine, vol. 36, p.632, (1968)

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