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An ore of lead consisting of lead carbonate, PbCO3. It is usually of secondary origin, formed by the weathering of galena. Pure cerussite is white but the mineral may be grey due to the presence of impurities. It forms well-shaped orthorhombic crystals. It occurs in the USA, Spain, and SW Africa.

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