An oresome little cluster of Galena Crystals with some Chalcopyrite, aesthetic and lustrous. Specimens like this are super collectible and would not look out of place in a museum cabinet. Start or add to your own metals collection today. RocknCrystals have an unrivaled selection of metal specimens on offer. Comes mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display.
3.6cm x 2.8cm x 2.2cm, 58g
Galena is the primary ore mineral of lead. Worked for its lead content as early as 3000 BC, it is found in ore veins with sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, tennantite-tetrahedrite, etc. and in skarns, as well as in sedimentary rocks where it may replace carbonate beds or be deposited in pore spaces. The crystals are bright when fresh but often tarnish after exposure to air.
A major ore of copper. Common in sulfide veins and disseminated in igneous rocks.
Weathering may lead to the formation of malachite, azurite, brochantite, langite and numerous other secondary copper minerals.