Definition of galena in English:

galena

Syllabification: ga·le·na
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈlēnə
 
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noun

A bluish, gray, or black mineral of metallic appearance, consisting of lead sulfide. It is the chief ore of lead.
More example sentences
  • This karsting provides highly permeable rocks in which the sulphide minerals sphalerite and galena represent the valuable mineralization.
  • Vein minerals are barite, calcite, chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, and sphalerite.
  • The main ore minerals are galena, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, and tetrahedrite that are associated with quartz and barite gangue.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin, 'lead ore' (in a partly purified state).

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