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Anglesite - All About This Mineral That You Need to Know

limz Published On Fri Feb 07 2020   Modified On Fri Feb 07 2020
Anglesite - All About This Mineral That You Need to Know

Anglesite is a mineral consisting of lead sulfate that is found in massive deposits. It is a common mineral that is a minor lead of ore. These stones are isomorphous with barite and celestine. They have an orthorhombic crystal system and white streak.

Anglesite symbolizes dignity, light, purity, innocence, perfection, positivity, wholeness, and cleanliness.

Let us learn more about Anglesite.

Meaning

Anglesite is a white or grey secondary mineral that is a member of the barite group of minerals. These stones have a high specific gravity of 6.3. It is associated with the third eye chakra that is located on the forehead and between the eyebrows. It helps us to awaken and balance the third eye chakra. These stones enable you to promote wisdom and insight and energize your body, mind, and soul.

Origin and History

Anglesite Crystal.
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In 1783, William Withering, an English botanist, geologist, chemist, and physician first recognized Anglesite as a mineral species. In 1832, the name "Anglesite" was given by Francois Sulpice Beudant for its locality type, Parys copper-mine in Anglesey, North Wales, UK. Fine specimens of these stones can be found in Australia, Mexico, Tsumeb, Nambia, England, Mexico, and Morocco.

Formation Process

Anglesite, a naturally occurring stone, is formed by the oxidation of galena and often forms a concentrically banded mass surrounding a core of unaltered galena. It forms early during the galena alteration process, in relation to acidic conditions where fluid circulation is prohibited.

Formula

The chemical formula of Anglesite is PbSO4. These stones have a hardness of 2.5-3 on the Mohs scale and they have a brittle tenacity.

Types

Anglesite has no type of its own.

Colors Available

Yellow Anglesite Crystal.
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  • Colorless
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Brown
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Gray

Mines Available

  • Touissit Mine, Oujda, Morocco
  • Parys copper-mine, Anglesey, North Wales, UK
  • Wheatley Mine, Phoenixville, Chester Co., Pennsylvania

Cost Per Carat

The price of Anglesite can vary anywhere from $10 to $100 according to its quality.

Uses

  • Anglesite can be used for industrial purposes as an ore of lead.
  • These stones can also be used as a gemstone in jewelry.

Spiritual Properties

  • Anglesite helps the wearer to promote their wisdom, purify the mind, bring harmony and peace, heighten confidence, and promote prosperity.
  • These stones also help to improve relationships, control anger, revitalize feelings, balance sex drive, and bring courage and hope.
  • It also helps to assist with regeneration, increase the metabolism, detoxify and purify the body, extract negative energies, and promote blood circulation.

Facts

Anglesite Gemstone.
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  • As Anglesite has a hardness of 2.5-3, it can be easily scratched.
  • These stones are extremely sensitive to heat and pressure, so it is not that suitable to use it as a gemstone.
  • Although Anglesite's lead content is 74%, it has only specific importance as iron ore.
  • It has a conchoidal fracture and transparent to translucent diaphaneity.

Jewelry Stores Near You

  • Alex Monroe, Snowfield, London, UK
  • Rock & Co., Birmingham, UK

Online Stores

  • Etsy
  • E-Rocks

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