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Galena with Pyrite

#49126

Galena with Pyrite

#49126
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 6 x 4.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbS (RRUFF)
Locality
Double Rainbow mine, Galena, Lawrence Co., South Dakota, United States
Tagged
sulfide

Galena from the Black Hills of South Dakota is seldom seen on the market. Only limited quantities were mined from the Double Rainbow mine, an underground silver mine near the town of Galena. This specimen contains thousands of cubo-octahedral crystals to 3mm with some micro Pyrite. 

Galena

Formula
PbS 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Massive - Granular, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
light lead gray, dark lead gray 
Streak
grayish black 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

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