NY7522 : Galena - lead ore

3 km from Hilton, Cumbria, Great Britain

Galena - lead ore
Galena - lead ore
This is what the old lead miners were after, galena which is the shiny, metallic crystal with a cubic structure. It is mainly lead sulphide - after crushing and smelting it would be reduced to pure lead.
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2012
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Saturday, 6 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 October, 2012
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Geological interest  Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Derelict, Disused  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7597 2264 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.9017N 2:22.4071W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7597 2264
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Galena  Lead Ore  Crystals  Mineral 

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