RHODONITE GALENA CRYSTALS
A matrix of Galena with dark red transparent Rhodonite crystals throughout. A classic mineral & location, an essential for any Aussie collection. The specimen is mounted on perspex to go straight into your cabinet.
5.7cm x 6.2cm x 2.7cm, 212g.
Broken Hill, NSW, Australia.
Galena: PbS, Lead Sulfide.
Galena is the primary ore mineral of lead. Worked for its lead content as early as 3000 BC. Named by Pliny the Elder in 77-79 from the Greek “galene” meaning lead ore.
Named in 1819 by Christoph Friedrich Jasche from the Greek “rhodon” meaning “rose”, referring to its colour.