Minium, Lead
Cedar City, Iron Co., Utah, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.3 x 5.8 x 4.2 cm
Minium is a rare secondary alteration product of lead. This yellowish-green to brick-red specimen is solid minium, either as microcrystals or in massive form. Lead microcrystals, as discrete crystals or as clusters or masses are richly scattered on the 3-dimensional mounded matrix from a very uncommon Utah locality - the iron mines near Cedar City. The largest lead crystal is 2 mm. Ex. Charles Hansen Collection. Hefty for the size (lead, of course) at 427 grams.