Formula: PbO simple oxide
Specific gravity: 9.14
Solubility: Litharge is easily fusible, and soluble in hydrochloric and nitric acid. Slowly soluble in alkalis (Dana)
Litharge occurs as an alteration product of other lead-bearing minerals.
Associated minerals include lead, galena,
massicot, plattnerite and
Litharge converts to massicot, at 488oC (Mindat).
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