Galena in Quartz

$18.00

Pieces of quartz included with silvery galena. Each piece is approx 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″

Sold individually. Photo is sample.

Need a stand? We have plenty to choose from here.

8 in stock

Description

Galena

Galena is a lead sulfide and the most important of over 60 known lead ores. The word galena is derived from the Latin word for lead. Galena is believed to be the first ore to be smelted. Lead beads have been found in Turkey dating to 6500 BCE. Galena often contains small amounts of silver, zinc, copper, cadmium, arsenic, antimony, and bismuth. Fine specimens of galena are found in Missouri, Canada, Serbia, and Peru. Metaphysically, galena is used for grounding, centering, and balance.

Quartz

The colorless, transparent variety of quartz. Quartz is composed of silicon dioxide, the most common mineral in Earth’s crust after ice and feldspar. The name “rock crystal” emerged in the Middle Ages to differentiate it from colorless glass. The Greeks called water-color crystals krystalos, hence the name “crystal.” The name quartz comes from Old German, but its origins are unknown. Metaphysically, quartz is used for power, communication, and cleansing. Found worldwide, fine specimens of quartz can be found in Arkansas, Brazil, and Madagascar.

Additional information

Weight 8.1 oz

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.