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Its name comes from a locality in Wales (Great Britain): the island of Anglesey. Described in 1832 by French mineralogist François Sulpice Beudant as anglésine and then subsequently anglesite. There are varieties rich in silver or copper.

Exploited sites

It is found in deposits of lead where it is formed by oxidation of galena, Scotland, Spain, Morocco, the United States, Namibia (Tsumeb), Tunisia (Sidi Amor Ben Salem).

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Use in jewelry

It is a stone sought by collectors, too fragile for use in jewelry.

Daily care and precautions

Fragile, sensitive to shocks. Please note that it contains lead whose salts are toxic.

Looking alike stones

beryl , cassiterite , cerussite , citrine , rutile , titanite , topaz

Historical healing properties

This stone would prevent the mind wandering, would enhance concentratio and perception of reality. It would act positively on all forms of confusion in personality and would have the ability to concentrate the energies.

Chemical characteristics

lead sulfate mineral

Physical characteristics

Main color : colourless

Other colors : white, blue, yellow, green

yellow, white, green, blue

Color of streak : white

Luster : adamantine, resinous

Hardness : 2.5 to 3.5

Density : 6.30 to 6.40

Cleavage : good

Fracture : conchoidal

Optical properties

Transparency : transparent, translucent

Refractive Index : 1.878 - 1.895

Double refraction : 0.017

Slightly biaxial ( + )

visible double refraction : yes

Dispersion : 0.045 (0.025)

Pleochroism : absent

Number of colors : 1

Fluorescence : moderate

Orange, yellow, rose


Prismatic, tabular, but fragile


Crystal system : orthorhombic

Other informations

Astrological sign : Aries, Leo

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It avoids to become dispersed, promotes concentration.