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TitleGalena from Joplin, Missouri
DescriptionThis sample from Joplin, Missouri, contains cubes of galena (PbS) up to 4 cm on edge. Galena forms many interesting crystal shapes; cubes and octahedra are most common and some crystals display attributes of both. Galena is the number one lead ore mineral, and the Joplin area (where this sample comes from) is a famous mining district.
LocationUSA ▹ Missouri. Near Joplin.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-02.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #153.
Key wordsgalena, Missouri
Tech details780 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number978