Definitions for galenagəˈli nə; -naɪt
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ga•le•nagəˈli nə; -naɪt(n.)
a common heavy mineral, lead sulfide, PbS, occurring in lead-gray crystals, and cleavable masses: the principal ore of lead.
Origin of galena:
1595–1605; < L: lead ore
soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead
A mineral, lead sulphide (PbS), used as an ore for lead.
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lead sulphide; the principal ore of lead. It is of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, and is cubic in crystallization and cleavage
Galena is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide. It is the most important lead ore mineral. Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals. It crystallizes in the cubic crystal system often showing octahedral forms. It is often associated with the minerals sphalerite, calcite and fluorite.
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