Definition of pyromorphite in English:


Syllabification: py·ro·mor·phite
Pronunciation: /ˌpīrəˈmôrˌfīt


  • A mineral consisting of a chloride and phosphate of lead, typically occurring as green, yellow, or brown crystals in the oxidized zones of lead deposits.
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    • The result can be some of our most spectacular minerals, including azurite, malachite, smithsonite, wulfenite, pyromorphite, and mimetite.
    • Although anglesite and cerussite are found at Loudville, the two most sought-after minerals are pyromorphite and wulfenite.
    • I found two pieces of very interesting brown pyromorphite, almost like Ems Nassau, but of course much smaller.


early 19th century: from pyro- 'fire, heat' + Greek morphē 'form' + -ite1.

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