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Galena Mineral Data

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General Galena Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: PbS
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 239.27 gm
   Lead    86.60 %  Pb
   Sulfur  13.40 %  S
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: PbS
Help on Environment: Environment: Lead sulfide ore veins, and disseminated in igneous and sedimentary rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Joplin district of Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma and other world wide occurrences. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The Roman naturalist, Pliny, used the name galena to describe lead ore.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Galena Say GALENA
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Blue Lead
  ICSD 38293
  Lead Glance
  PDF 5-592