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TitleGalena with marcasite from Silesia, Germany
DescriptionGalena, PbS, is a widely distributed and very common mineral which is the most important ore mineral of lead. In this sample, galena crystals are on top of marcasite, FeS2. Galena is a typical hydrothermal mineral of medium temperature deposits but is also found in sedimentary and metamorphic deposits. This specimen is about 10 cm across.
LocationGermany ▹ Silesia. Near Benthen.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-02.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #137.
Key wordsgalena, marcasite, Germany
Tech details836 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number983