Image pending : galena from Sala silver mine.
Galena from Ångermanälven, south of Vilhelmina, Västerbotten.
Galena from Cornwall, England.
|Mineral class||Sulphides : galena group|
|Habitus||Crystals often as cubes, but also octaedric. Also as massive grainy to coarse aggregates.|
|Cleavage||Cubic cleavage (characteristic)|
|Luster||Metallic on fresh surfaces, matte tarnish.|
|Occurance||In hydrothermal veins with sphalerite. As impregnations in sandstone (sedimentary). Also common in limestone as contactpneumatotic occurencies.|
|Associates||Flourite and sphalerite.|
|Locations|| A common mineral in Sweden, rarely as crystals. |
| To sulphides index.
|| Mineral group index.
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