1.9" Galena and Pyrite Association - Peru

This is a beautiful cluster of galena crystals that formed in association with pyrite. It comes from the Huanzala Mine in Peru and the entire piece measures 1.9" 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.

While galena will not pose a health hazard by sitting on the shelf, or even from casual handling, we suggest washing hands following handling due to the lead content of the mineral.

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SPECIES
Galena & Pyrite
LOCATION
Huanzala Mine, Bolognesi, Peru
SIZE
1.9" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#213648