Galenite

Galenite

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Credit: DIRK WIERSMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Galenite. Also known as galena, galenite is a lead sulphide and is the most important ore of lead. It occurs as a compact mass of dense dark grey or glossy crystals. The layers reveal the growth of the crystals over time. The width of the specimen shown here is 80mm.

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Keywords: close-up, crystalline, crytal, crytals, earth science, galena, galenite, geological, geology, lead, lead sulphide, mineral, ore, rock

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