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Galena 1"
Galena 1"


 
Galena 1"
Our Price: $7.50

Quantity in Stock:10

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Product Code: 7439
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Description
 
Galena is a metallic, silvery color mineral composed of the elements Lead and Sulphur. PbS, and is recognized by its easily cleaved cubic crystal structure. Galena is the main ore of lead which is widely used for making car batteries, ammunition, weights for lifting, weight belts for diving, leaded crystal glass and protection from radiation. Gelena can contain up to 20% silver and is often mined for its silver content rather than the less valuable lead content. The faces of galena crystals may tarnish and become dull when exposed to the air for a long period of time. The tarnish can be removed by scrubbing with soapy water.

Warning: The lead content in galena is toxic and carcinogenic. Do not ingest galena or breathe galena dust. Not for children under 14 years of age.

Samples are typically 1" on their longest size. Size and shape will vary with sample. Price is per piece.

Origin: Mexico

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