The name of this lead carbonate mineral origins from the latin word ’cerussa’ (white lead), which was given by Wilhelm Karl von Haidinge the austrian mineralogist in 1845. It has been known by the ancient romans, the miners named it white lead ore for a long while. Beside its shiny columnar, tabular, spiky pseudohexagonal crystals, it may have massive look similar to sheafs. It issues in the oxidation zones of lead ore deposites usually during the weathering of galena. Its lead content is over 70%, but silver is retrievaled from it. Nice crystals of it appeared in Namibia, Germany, Morocco, the USA, Australia etc.