Galena
On July 21, 1967, the mineral galena was
adopted as the official mineral of Missouri.
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Museum Specimens
Item # GAL07118842
Galena with Ruby Red
Sphalerite from Missouri

$52.00
Galena with Sphalerite from Missouri

Delicate Ruby Red Sphalerite crystals adorn this Galena
cube. Excellent formations on this classic specimen we
procured in Joplin Missouri a few years back!

This specimen weighs 0.29 lb (132g)
and measures 1.1 x 1.4 x 1 in (36 x 36 x 27mm).
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Galena is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide. It is the most important lead ore mineral. It crystallizes into cubic
or octahedral forms. It is often found with the minerals Sphalerite, Calcite and Fluorite. Galena deposits often
contain significant amounts of silver sulfide or minute solid formations of silver within the galena crystalline structure.

In the United States, it occurs most notably in the Mississippi Valley deposits of the Lead Belt in southeastern
Missouri, and in the Driftless Area of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. The economic importance of galena to the early
history of the Driftless Area was so great that one of the towns in the region was named Galena, Illinois.

Galena also was a major mineral of the zinc-lead mines of the Tri-State Mining District around Joplin in
southwestern Missouri and the adjoining areas of Kansas and Oklahoma from the 1850's through 1950. These
mines have been closed for over 65 years now. Galena is the official state mineral of Missouri and Wisconsin.
Item # 16GAL06176781
Rare Galena with
Truncated Octahedrons

from Cherokee County,
Kansas

$4
2.00

Galena crystals with large gray, metallic crystals of galena. The galena crystals are cubic (from 2
to 1
4 mm) with epitaxial growth (which means oriented growth of a later crystal generation upon
the first) formations of multiple octahedral crystals resembling truncated pyramids, overgrown on
the surface.
This is a classic specimen from a classic locale.

This specimen weighs 7.3 oz or 0.45 lb (208g)
measures 4
.1 x 2.7 x 1.4 in (10.4 x 6.9 x 3.7cm).
Item # GAL12127872
Drusi Quartz on Pyritohedral
like Galena Crystals with
Pyrite

$59.00
This is a beautiful display specimen of
Pyritohedral like Galena Crystals coated
with a drusi quartz and as an extra there is
pyrite on some of the crystals. This piece is
from the Wenshan mine,Yunnnan,China

This specimen weighs
10.4 oz or 0.65 lb (296g)
and measures
3 x 2.4 x 1.8" (7.6 x 6.2 x 4.6cm)
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Item # 1GALSP011565991
Very Rare Galena with
Sphalerite from the
Mid-Continent Mine in
Cherokee County,
Kansas

$395.00
Galena with Epitaxial formations and Sphalerite
This 2 sided specimen plate is from the Mid-Continent Mine in Treece, Picher Field,
Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas. Treece is located in Kansas 2 miles north of
Picher, Oklahoma and 25 miles West of Joplin, Missouri.

This specimen has one side covered in sphalerite crystals that have a red iridescence
within the gray-black crystals. These crystals are called "Ruby Jack Sphalerite." The other
side of the plate has large gray, metallic crystals of galena. The galena crystals are cubic
(from 2 to 17 mm) with epitaxial growth (which means oriented growth of a later crystal
generation upon the first) formations of multiple 2 to 4 mm octahedral crystals resembling
truncated pyramids, overgrown on the surface. There are also crystals of tetrahedral
sphalerite in the Galena formations.

This is a stunning example of a classic specimen from this historic locality.
Overall size of this mineral specimen is 4.4 x 3.29 x 1.57 inches (11.3 x 8.3 x 4 cm)
with individual crystals: 2-17 mm. This specimen has been in our mineral collection for
several decades. It was procured from a mineral dealer from Joplin, Missouri. This has
been the centerpiece of our Tri-State Classics display.
Item #2GALSP01156599
Rare Galena with
Sphalerite from the
Mid-Continent Mine in
Cherokee County,
Kansas

$220.00
Galena with Sphalerite
This specimen is from the Mid-Continent Mine in Treece, Picher Field, Tri-State District,
Cherokee Co., Kansas. Treece is located in Kansas 2 miles north of Picher, Oklahoma
and 25 miles West of Joplin, Missouri.

This is a very sharp display with many cubic Galena crystals up to 6mm mixed with small
Ruby Sphalerite.  This specimen displays very well and a beautiful addition to any Galena
or Tri-state classics collection. Specimens like this have become rare as the mine has
been closed for almost 65 years now. This is a nice example of a classic specimen from
this historic locality.
Overall size of this mineral specimen is 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.6 inches (10.7 x 7.1 x 4.2 cm)  
This specimen has been in our Tri-State Classics mineral collection for several decades.
It was procured from a mineral dealer from Joplin, Missouri.
Item #1GALTP11165992
Rare Galena with
Truncated Octahedrons,
Pyrite and Sphalerite from
Cherokee County, Kansas

$69.00
Galena with Pyrite and Sphalerite
This specimen is from the Tri-State District, Cherokee Co., Kansas.
This is a very sharp display with many truncated octahedron and pyramid secondary formations. Pyrite crystals
and a few Sphalerite crystals accent this piece. This specimen displays very well and a beautiful addition to
any Galena or Tri-state classics collection. Specimens like this have become rare as the mines have been
closed for almost 65 years now. This is a nice example of a classic specimen from this historic locality.

specimen weighs 6.4 oz or 0.4 lb (183.5g)
and measures 1.9 x 1.8 x 1.6 inches (4.9 x 4.7 x 4.2 cm)
 
This specimen has been in our Tri-State Classics mineral collection for several decades. It was procured from
a mineral dealer from Joplin, Missouri.
Item #2GALRCM11164334
Large Galena Cube with  
Pyrite and Sphalerite from
Joplin, Missouri

$95.00
Galena with Pyrite and Sphalerite
This specimen is from the Tri-State District, Reynolds Co., Missouri.
This is a large Galena Cube display sprinkled with Pyrite crystals and a few large Sphalerite pieces as part of the base
matrix. The specimen is set in mineral tack on a 2 x 2 x 0.2 inch acrylic plate. This specimen displays very well and is a
beautiful addition to any Galena or Tri-state classics collection. Specimens like this have become rare as the mines have
been closed for almost 65 years now. This is a nice example of a classic specimen from this historic locality.

Specimen weighs 16.1 oz or 1 lb (459g)
and measures 2.1 x 1.9 x 1.5 inches (5.4 x 4.9 x 3.8 cm)
 
This specimen has been our favorite in our Tri-State Classics mineral collection for several decades. It was procured from a
mineral dealer from Joplin, Missouri.