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P527911

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P number: P527911
Caption: Galena from the Wanlockhead mining district, Dumfriesshire area.
Description: A specimen of galena from Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire. Galena is the principal lead ore of the Leadhills - Wanlockhead mining district. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7687. Galena usually is found as massive, coarse-grained crystalline aggregates but fine-grained 'steel ore' is also found. It is often found with zinc-blende and chalcopyrite, zinc and copper ores respectively. Leadhills - Wanlockhead mining district has been the most productive lead mining district in Scotland. The lead veins in Wanlockhead were discovered by a German, Cornelius Hardskins during the minority of James IV. They were opened by James Stampfield in 1680.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
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Orientation: Landscape
Size: 169.33 KB; 1000 x 775 pixels; 85 x 66 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 205 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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