anglesite is a lead sulfate mineral with the chemical formula pbso 4.it occurs as an oxidation product of primary lead sulfide ore, galena.anglesite occurs as prismatic orthorhombic crystals and earthy masses, and is isomorphous with barite and celestine.it contains 74% of lead by mass and therefore has a high specific gravity of 6.3. anglesite's color is white or gray with pale yellow streaks.
galena post office was established in 1901 when a group of miners were able to get the susanville post office moved from the current site of galena two miles up elk creek to their mine. the new post office was named for a body of galena ore in the area, and the town was renamed as well.
galena was founded in 1763 under the name down's cross roads, after william downs, a local tavern owner. the name was later changed to georgetown cross roads sometime before 1813, and finally to galena in 1858. the name comes from a supposed silver mine in the vicinity of the town, which extracted the metal from the lead ore known as galena .
the primary ore consists of galena, iron rich sphalerite and tetrahedrite as ore minerals along with common accessories pyrite, pyrrhotite, quartz, carbonates and graphite. minor arsenopyrite, marcasite, chalcopyrite, valleriite, proustite, polybasite and argentite also occur. original surface oxidized ore contained cerussite, anglesite and .
galena, also called lead glance, is the natural mineral form of lead ii sulfide pbs . it is the most important ore of lead and an important source of silver.. galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals.it crystallizes in the cubic crystal system often showing octahedral forms. it is often associated with the minerals sphalerite, calcite and fluorite
the romans had great need for lead, especially for the plumbing systems in their dwellings. they mined the ore galena extensively during their time in britain, so it is possible that odin mine does have roman origins. the mine is not mentioned again in documents until 1663.
ore crusher. camaderry mountain 699 metres 2,293 ft which overlooks the upper glendalough lake from the north shore, contains the luganure mineral vein which is a source of lead in the form of galena pbs , and also contains traces of silver.