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Caption: Galena from Wanlockhead, Stope no. 8, Wanlockhead, Dumfriesshire.
Description: Lead sulphide, known by its mineral name galena, is by far the most important mineral in the Leadhills, Wanlockhead mining district. This specimen of galena is from the Wanlockhead Mine, Stope no. 8. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7700. A stope or stoping is a method of extracting ore from a vertical or steeply dipping vein by driving tunnels along the strike of a vein and extracting the ore from above or below the tunnel. The Wanlockhead mine had a large number of levels and stopes at different depths. The amount of galena would range from extremely rich to non-existent.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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