This nice specimen of crocoit comes from Australia, Tasmania from Dundas. Crocoite is a relatively rare mineral found in several mines of the world. Recently, the most beautiful Crocoites come from Australia. This sample has red, shiny prismatic crystals reaching a length of up to 6.5 cm.

Origin Australia and Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » The Adelaide Mine
Size category Large Cabinet (10-20 cm)
Size 11,1 x 4,7 x 9,2 cm
Weight 200 g
The biggest crystal 6,5 x 0,5 x 0,4 cm


The name crocoite comes from the Greek κρόκος "crocon" = saffron. Crocoite is a relatively rare mineral, but very popular and valued among mineral collectors for its aesthetic qualities. It is deep red, occurs in the form of columnar to acicular longitudinally grooved crystals, it also forms crusts. It is very fragile, translucent, shiny. It is formed by ventilation of galena in an environment of chromium-rich igneous rocks.


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