Melanochroite

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Mel`a`no`chro´ite


n.1.(Min.) A mineral of a red, or brownish or yellowish red color. It is a chromate of lead; - called also phœnicocroite.
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This deposit is the type locality for five of the known 22 chromate species (cassedanneite, crocoite, embreyite, phoenicochroite, and vauquelinite).
This mineral, blood-red and tabular in habit, was initially named melanochroite, and later (1839) changed to phoenicochroite.
By X-ray diffraction analysis, the sample contained synthetic phoenicochroite ([Pb.