Where does anglesite come from?

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  • Anglesite occurs in the weathered zone of the ore deposits, often associated with other secondary minerals like gypsum, cerussite, pyromorphite and wulfenite. Less common are malachite, brochantite, caledonite, lanarkite, leadhillite, linarite and mimetite. Left: Classic yellow anglesite crystals from Toussit, Oujda-Angad, Morocco.
  • Anglesite is an ore of lead, although good crystals are preserved when possible, due to the high demand and cost of good specimens. Very large Anglesite crystals were found in Tsumeb, Namibia; and some of the finest gemmy crystals came from both Mibladen and Touissit, Morocco, including the bright golden-yellow type.
  • Anglesite is a mineral of secondary origin, having been formed by the oxidation of galena in the upper parts of mineral lodes where these have been affected by weathering processes. At Monteponi the crystals encrust cavities in glistening granular galena; and from Leadhills, in Scotland, pseudomorphs of anglesite after galena are known.

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