Image: Cerussite, Broken Hill

Cerussite, Broken Hill

Cerussite specimen, Proprietary Block 14 Mine, Broken Hill, New South Wales.


S Humphreys
© Australian Museum


What is it made of?

It is made of lead, carbon and oxygen. It is an aragonite group mineral.

Where was it found?

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

What is it used for?

Cerussite is a source of lead. Lead is used primarily in batteries for motor vehicles. It is also used in glass for TV and computer screens because it has radiation absorbing properties.

Actual size

30 cm x 23 cm

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