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Caption: Galena from the Leadhills - Wanlockhead mining district, Dumfriesshire area.
Description: A specimen of galena, the primary lead ore from the Leadhills-Wanlockhead mining district, Dumfriesshire. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7696. Galena is lead sulphide, a mineral of the cubic crystal system. It is often found in lead-grey crystals of cubo-octahedral form or more usually in compact, granular masses with many shiny faces. The Leadhills - Wanlockhead mining district was the dominant source of lead in Scotland. Exploitation continued into the 1930s and resumed briefly in the 1950s.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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Orientation: Landscape
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