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Northern Geological Supplies Ltd
Northern Geological Supplies Ltd

“Bringing The Past, Into the Future”

Galena (Leadhills)

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Specimens of galena in matrix from Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland,UK. These samples display galena crystals of varying sizes and lustres within a matrix. Pieces are supplied in a white card tray with an information label, multiple sizes are available.

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Specimens of galena in matrix from Leadhills, South Lanarkshire, Scotland,UK. Galena is a lead sulphide mineral which is a popular mineral among many, from amateurs to professionals and for varying reasons. Galena is the primary ore of lead, and as such, has had a large impact historically on human history. In general, galena has blue hue and a metallic (shiny) lustre and is often reflective, but can dull over time with exposure. It normally forms with a cubic crystal system and as such, when large chunks are broken, it will often break into cubes, or certain sides will appear "blocky". Due to it's low melting point, galena was easy to smelt and thus played in important role an human industry, being used in a range of item such as lead pipes, building materials, electronics and of course in pencils. These samples display galena crystals of varying sizes and lustres within a matrix. Pieces are supplied in a white card tray with an information label, multiple sizes are available.

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Weight 160 g
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