200 Treasures of the Australian Museum - Crocoite Coaster


Ceramic coaster produced by the Australian Museum featuring a crocoite specimen featured in the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition. An elegant coaster that will suit any decor, it's also the perfect present for minerals and fossils enthusiasts. Small, lightweight and easy to post, it's an excellent gift for friends and family abroad.

Crocoite is so rare because the elements that combine to form it – lead and chromium – are only found together when groundwater that has moved through chromium-rich rocks encounters groundwater that has passed through a lead-rich orebody. The name ‘crocoite’ comes from a Greek word that means ‘saffron orange’ and the mineral’s high lead content adds its bright sparkle.

This specimen is part of the world renowned Albert Chapman collection at the Australian Museum, and is on display as element #94 in the Westpac Long Gallery

200 Treasures of the Australian Museum showcases some of the most significant treasures from the Australian Museum's collection with an emphasis on storytelling, knowledge and understanding of the world around us. For more information on the 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum exhibition, please visit amtreasures.net.

Size: 100x100x5mm

Weight: 120g approx

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