Galena is easily recognizable by its silver and metallic look. A person can also notice galena by its square shape because of its perfect cleavage which allows it to break apart into cubes. Galena (PbS) is a lead sulfide mineral that is found in many countries around the world. People might know it as the primary ore of lead. It has a high specific gravity of 7.4 to 7.6. According to Mohs hardness scale, Galena is a soft mineral with a hardness number of about 2.5.
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