Introducing a stunningly beautiful Medium Sized Silver Galena Mineral Specimen! This one-of-a-kind piece adds gleaming silver shine to your collection. Its sparkling magnificence is sure to capture your heart and make a remarkable statement. Enjoy its brilliance!
Galena is a lead sulfide mineral with a chemical composition made up of of PbS. It is the world's primary ore of lead and is mined from many countries. It is found in igneous and metamorphic rocks in medium to low temperature hydrothermal veins. In sedimentary rocks it is found in veins, breccia cements, isolated grains, and as replacements of limestone and dolostone.
Galena is really easy to identify. Freshly broken up pieces of Galena exhibit perfect cleavage in three directions that intersect at a 90-degree angle. It has a shiny distinct silver color and a bright metallic sheen. Galena tarnishes to a dull gray hue. Because lead is a primary element in Galena, the mineral has a high gravity (7.4 to 7.6) that is immediately noticed when picking up even small pieces. Galena is soft mineral with a Mohs hardness of 2.5+ and produces a gray to black streak. Crystals are common and they usually are cubes, octahedrons, or modifications.
Measurements: This mineral is 1.50 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 1/2 an inch tall.
Note: You might not get the exact piece that you see in the picture but one similar.