What Does The Name Galena Mean?


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The name Galena essentially refers to the native ore of lead chemically symbolised as PbS. It is a Latin word meaning the same thing it means it English, lead ore.

It is basically the naturally occurring form of lead sulphide. It is the most vital mineral in terms of lead ore. It is also one of the most plentiful and extensively distributed sulphide minerals. It has a crystalline shape, and is frequently linked to minerals calcite and fluorite.

Frequently, galena deposits comprise of silver deposits as well. These types of ores have come to be the most essential ore in silver mining. One can also find minerals like cadmium, arsenic, zinc etc in varied quantities in galena deposits.

Galena deposits are vastly found in regions like France, Austria, Spain, England as well as Mexico.

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