Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Galena


Mineral Name: Galena

Composition: Lead sulfide

Nomenclature: Named after the Latin word "galene" which means "lead ore."

Industrial Uses: Lead ore.

Additional Notes: Galena exhibits the property of semi-conductivity to electricity and was used as the "crystal" in early crystal radios. Galena is also referred to as lead glance and blue lead.



Canada : Scott 1439 : 42 cents : 21 Sep 1992

Galena



Kenya : Scott 102 : 50 cents : 13 Dec 1977

Galena



Spain : Scott 2763d : 29 pesetas : 25 Feb 1994

Galena



Uganda : Scott 600 : 2 shilling : 18 Jan 1988

Galena