Galena crystals, 1803

Galena crystals, 1803

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Credit: ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Galena crystals. 19th-century illustration of a specimen of the mineral galena, a form of lead (II) sulphide. This ore is an important source of the metal lead. The specimen shown here is from Derbyshire, UK. This artwork, dated 1803, is from 'British Mineralogy', issued between 1802 and 1817 by British naturalist James Sowerby (1757-1822).

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