Hellenica World

Fornacite

Fornacite is a rare lead, copper chromate arsenate hydroxide mineral with formula: Pb2Cu(CrO4)(AsO4)(OH). The phosphate ion is also reported as substituting in the mineral. It forms variably green to yellow, translucent to transparent crystals in the monoclinic - prismatic crystal system. It has a Mohs hardness of 2.3 and a specific gravity of 6.27.

It was first described in 1915 and named for Named for Lucien Lewis Forneau (1867-1930) the governor of the French Congo. Its type locality is in Reneville, Congo Republic.

References

* Webmineral data
* Mindat with locations




List of minerals

Minerals Images

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/"
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Index

Scientificlib.com