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DescriptionGalena (PbS) is the most common lead ore mineral. Its high density, cubic cleavage, and gray metallic color are distinctive. (This sample, 9 cm wide, has limonite coating on the outside.) Perfectly formed galena crystals may be cubes, but many other shapes are possible. The sample here contains several crystals grown together.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-27.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #150.
Key wordsgalena
Tech details638 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number926