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A simple Test ?

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Just wondering if there is a simple test to see if this is Galena.  I found it a few years ago, with the detector.  It was just out there all by it self in the middle of nowhere. Very heavy for its size

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Hardness and streak tests are as simple as it gets. Galena will have a dark grey to black streak and will easily scratch with a knife. What you may have here is some kind of iron ore material if you found it with a metal detector, put a magnet to it and see if it sticks, if does its not galena.

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The second pic looks like galena to me.

 

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