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Galena is lead sulfide, a mineral known to ancient civilizations. The mineral name galena appears Naturalis Historia (Natural History) by Pliny the Elder, a Latin language work dated 77 A.D. The mineral name predates the English language.

Octahedral galena crystals to 1.1 cm on edge cover a flat section of vein wall. Underlying the galena crystals is crystalline honey-yellow sphalerite. This same locality produces schalenblende ores. From the collection of E.R. Laskowski (1949-2020), a mining engineer who retired to Tucson, Arizona.

Price: $125

Item code: MS1875

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