2.7" 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 2.7" 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.

FOR SALE
$19
DETAILS
SPECIES
Galena & Quartz
LOCATION
Huanzala Mine, Bolognesi, Peru
SIZE
2.7" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#173349