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Galena Mineral | Uses and Properties

Galena is a lead sulfide mineral with a chemical composition of PbS It is the world's primary ore of lead and is mined from a large number of deposits in many countries It is found in igneous and metamorphic rocks in medium- to low-temperature hydrothermal veins

Galena - Wikipedia

Galena, also called lead glance, is the natural mineral form of lead(II) sulfide It is the most important ore of lead and an important source of silver Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals It crystallizes in the cubic crystal system often showing octahedral forms

University of Minnesota’s Mineral Pages: Galena

Usually, galena’s distinctive lead gray color, high specific gravity and cubic cleavage are enough to identify it, but at first glance there are a couple of minerals that might be mistaken for galena Hematite: Hematite is a metallic mineral that can occur in many varieties

Galena | Minerals Education Coalition

Galena Galena is a gray, cubic, shiny, dense mineral most commonly associated with lead It is one of the earliest minerals used by humans, and one of the most abundant sulfide minerals on the Earth

Galena | mineral | Britannica

Galena forms isometric crystals in which the ionic lattice is like that of sodium chloride The mineral is easily weathered to secondary lead minerals, the upper part of galena deposits often containing cerussite, anglesite, and pyromorphite Nodules of anglesite and cerussite with a banded structure and a galena core are common

Lead (Galena) Facts - rocksandminerals

Lead is a naturally occurring metallic element usually associated with other ore minerals (primarily those of zinc, silver and copper) such as pyrite, sphalerite, quartz and bariteTrace amounts of other elements including gold are sometimes found with lead ore The most common ore mineral of lead mined in the United States is galena with the chemical symbol PbS

GALENA (Lead Sulfide) - Amethyst Galleries: Galena

The two minerals have the same crystal shapes, symmetry and cleavage Some Galena may contain up to 1% silver in place of lead The large volume of Galena that is processed for lead produces enough Silver as a by product to make Galena the leading ore of Silver

Galena: Mineral information, data and localities

Galena Group Galena is the primary ore mineral of lead Worked for its lead content as early as 3000 BC, it is found in ore veins with sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, tennantite-tetrahedrite, etc and in skarns, as well as in sedimentary rocks where it may replace …

Galena Mining Conference - Mining History Association

Bob Spude, MHA 2012-13 President, opened the conference and welcomed the attendees to Galena and the Upper Mississippi Zinc and Lead Mining District Mark Langenfeld, Co-Chair for the Galena Conference, presented an overview of the meeting and the various venues to be visited on the field trips

digital history project: Galena Illinois and Its Lead

Seven leagues to the right there is a lead mine a league and a half in land This river, except the first three leagues, is only navigable when the waters are high; that is to say, from spring to the month of June" La Seuer may be considered as the discoverer of the Galena Lead Mines