galena - teaching student specimens of the primary ore of lead - Unit of 5 specimens

$ 7.50

Galena - PbS         

Galena is a very common metallic sulfide. It often occurs in cubic crystals and has good cubic cleavage. It is practically the only source of lead, which is used in huge amounts in storage batteries and in shielding from radioactivity. Its name is the Latin name for lead ore.

Galena is easily identified by students by its density, metallic luster and its cubic cleavage.

This galena comes from Morocco.  This is a mineral that is expensive to ship, and it is often offered at a price that makes classroom specimens uneconomical. If you think this is expensive, compare with Ward's Science - Galena, Student Specimens 1"x1"-1"x2"

The pencil is 5 inches long, for scale.


 


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