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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Soft blue-grey mineral.

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  • The tablets, he discovered, were made of Tunisian lead, suggesting that the Romans were mining a lead ore known as galena in the African colony.
  • ~ Lead is found in nature chiefly as the sulphide (PbS), called galena; to a much smaller extent it occurs as carbonate, sulphate, chromate, and in a few other forms.
  • Quartzite, with traces of galena and molybdic sulphide. 3 and 4.
  • The most significant lead mineral is galena (PbS, lead sulfide). for more
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