Mineral Information

Origin: Tasmania, Russia, Germany, California

Mineral Species: Crocoite

Mineral Group: Chromates

Chemical Formula: PbCrO4

Hardness: 2.5-3

Crystal System: Monoclinic

Colour: Orange, red

Typical Appearance: Usually as intergrown masses of slender prismatic crystals.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Aries

Chakra Alignment: Sacral

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Originally recognized by Mikhail Vassilievich Lomonosov in 1763 as a red lead ore. The name crocite comes from the Greek "crocon" = saffron, alluding to the saffron-orange color of its powder.

Additional Information

Crocoite is purported to be a transitional crystal, used in times of change, and helps us through these changes in a simple and confident manner.