Crocoite is a brilliantly red-colored & brilliantly lustered lead chromate mineral (PbCrO4). The lead content makes it noticeably heavy for its size. Crocoite crystals are often quite elongated with striations running parallel to the long axis of the crystal.
Crocoite stick from the Red Lead Mine near Dundas, Zeehan District, Tasmania.
Crocoite from the Adelaide Mine near Dundas, Zeehan District, Tasmania (Dwyer Mercer County District Library # 214-400, Celina, Ohio, USA).
Crocoite from near Dundas, Zeehan District, Tasmania (CSM # 53381, Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Golden, Colorado, USA).