Selected Minerals – Today: Anglesite


  • Named after the type locality (a locality, where a a particuliar mineral was first found/identified), which is here the Isle of Anglesey (Wales)
  • Occurs as an oxidation product of primary lead sulfide (PbS, Galena) ore
  • Formula: PbSO4
  • Space group: Pnma (No. 62)
  • Crystal system: orthorhombic
  • Crystal class: mmm
  • Lattice parameters: a = 8.48 Å, b = 5.40 Å, c = 6.96, αβγ = 90°


Picture: Rob Lavinsky, – CC BY-SA 3.0

Crystal structure (click on the picture to download the VESTA file):


SO4 tetrahedra (yellow), PbO8 irregular polyhedra (gray)


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