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TitleGalena with marcasite, calcite and chert
DescriptionThis sample is 8 cm across. The grayish mineral showing good cleavage is galena (PbS). Galena is the most common ore mineral for lead. The lighter colored material on the top of the specimen is marcasite (FeS2). Chert pebbles are visible on the lower left and bottom, and a small amount of white calcite is seen near the center of the specimen.
LocationUSA ▹ Missouri ▹ Jasper County. Near Joplin.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-02.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #144.
Key wordsgalean, marcasite, chert, Missouri
Tech details905 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number982