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galena Mineral, PbS; sp. gr. 7.4–7.6; hardness 2.5; cubic; lead-grey; lead-grey streak; metallic lustre; crystals cubes or octahedra, and often octahedral twins; cleavage perfect cubic {100}; widely distributed in hydrothermal veins and syngenetic exhalative deposits and as a replacement in limestones and dolomitic rocks, associated in veins with sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, barite, quartz, fluorite, and calcite.

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galena (lead sulphide, PbS) Grey metallic mineral, major ore of lead. It is found in hydrothermal veins and as a replacement in limestone and dolomite rocks. Hardness 2.5–2.7; r.d. 7.5.

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galena lead ore. XVII. — L.

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