Galena Mineral


Galena mineral is an important ore.

It is very rich in lead so it has been the most important lead ore by far since ancient times.





It also contains traces of silver, and because it is so abundant, is also a major silver ore.

It can also contain smaller amounts of copper, zinc and other valuable minerals.

 galena mineral


It is a lead sulfide mineral, and it forms cubic crystals.

 mineral galena

It often forms in hydrothermals veins, where it contains highest amounts of silver.

 galena lead ore

It is often found with other minerals such as pyrite, sphalerite and marcasite.

 galena pyrite quartzuses

It has many uses since ancient times such as cooking pots and water pipes, and more modern uses include car batteries.













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