Lead Crystal

Lead
Lead, Pb
Atomic Number: 82
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Lead is a metallic element. It was one of the earliest known metals, used by the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians. It is poor conductor of heat and electricity. Lead is silver-blue, dense, relatively soft and malleable, and has low tensile strength. The principal lead ores are galena, cerussite, and anglesite.

Stuart provides the following remarks:

"This is four views of a single sharp crystal of Lead from the classic locality of Langban, Sweden. What can you say about a Lead crystal? It's really ugly! (But it's really, really rare!)"


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