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Galena (PbS)

galena mineral specimen

Is the most important lead ore.

Galena has cube shaped crystals,  which are a grey colour and high density which makes its one of the easiest minerals to identify.

Data Panel: Lead Ore: Galena

PbS Lead Sulphide

colour
Dark grey sometimes with a blueish tinge
hardness
2.5
Crystal system
Isometric
Crystal habit
Cubic
Lustre
Metallic to dull
Streak
Lead grey
Fracture
uneven
Other characteristics
 

 

 

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of the Geevor Archive

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