1.8" Galena Crystal Cluster - Peru
This is a beautiful cluster of galena crystals. It comes from the Huanzala Mine in Peru and the entire piece measures 1.8" wide.
Galena is a lead based mineral that is in fact the primary ore of lead, and has been used for its lead content for thousands of years. Galena typically displays a gray metallic luster and forms cubes or octahedral crystals. The chemical composition of galena is PbS.