Galena

Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed of the metallic sulfides, the most important ore of lead and an important source of silver. Galena has been used since ancient times. Worked for its lead content as early as 3000 BC. Because of its somewhat low melting point, it was easy to liberate by smelting. 

In some areas galena contains about 1-2 percent silver. In these areas the silver byproduct far outweighs the main lead ore in revenue. These argentiferous galenas have long been the most important ore of silver. Read More...

 

 

 

 

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Galena-01- Krushev Dol Mine Bulgaria
Lustrous black tetrahedral Sphalerite crystals with gray-metallic Galena. On the left stands a prett..
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Galena-02- Krushev Dol Mine Bulgaria
This precious Galena and white Calcite with Sphalerite has a nice aesthetic shape. Th..
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Galena-03- Naica Mexico
Beautiful specimen of shiny Galena, associated with micro-Pyrite. No damage. From Naica, M..
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Galena-04- Huanzala Mine Peru
Crystallized Galena with Pyrite and some white Calcite from the Huanzala mine, Huallanca Distri..
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Galena-05- Krushev Dol Mine Bulgaria
Superb specimen of Galena partially covered by white druzy Calcite, Quartz and black Sphalerite from..
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Galena-06- Buick Mine USA
Galena with Sphalerite and Dolomite from the Buick Mine, Bixby, Viburnum Trend District, Iron Co., M..
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Galena-11- Borieva Mine Bulgaria
Unusual Galena crystal from Borieva mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgari..
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Galena-12- Huanuni Mine Bolivia
Galena crystal on matrix from Huanuni mine, Huanuni, Dalence Province, Oruro Department, Bolivi..
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Galena-13- Herja Mine Romania
Quartz crystals emerging from a matrix composed of beautiful octahedral Galena, Sphalerite and ..
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