Galena (Rough)

Galena (Rough)

$10.75$14.75

per stone

Steady Care

Feel brave, strong and capable. Face your shadows and be healed. Make positive and lasting changes. Be grounded and prioritize self-care. Let Galena inspire powerful transformation!

OriginMorocco
PolishNatural
QualityA (quality chart)
ShapeCube, Natural
TransparencyOpaque
Average SizeVaries (size chart)
Average WeightVaries
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Galena Healing Properties

Most Galena is mined industrially and smelted down for iron. But these charming little natural cubes of rough Galena come from a small mine in Morocco and were always intended for the crystal market. Add one to your medicine bag to help transform your life in wonderful ways! If you're in the mood for a little science experiment, these rough Galena are fun. Melt them to smelt iron. Compare them to Hematite for a simple geology lesson in hardness and streak. Or use them to make a crystal radio so you hear all the gossip on the AM radio waves.

Ethically Sourced Galena

Know where your crystals come from

This Galena comes from a small-scale mine in Morocco. The mining has a low environmental impact and is relatively safe for miners.

Learn More About Ethical Mining

This mine and lapidary is a family business in Morocco. The owner of the mine polishes some of his stock and leaves the rest rough. The business is also an exporter and sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More About Ethical Lapidaries

I first met the owner of the mine and lapidary at the 2017 Tucson Gem Show. Most of his stones were rough, rather than polished, but what caught my eye was his beautifully polished Selenite which came in a variety of shapes and colors. I asked him to tell me about his business and he proudly told me that he had built the business up from nothing 20 years ago and his sons will inherit it when he is ready to retire. We talked together about the importance of buying directly from the miners rather than middlemen, whenever possible.

In 2022, he greeted me as “sister!” and when I asked him about a certain mineral, he only had larger pieces available. When I said I needed smaller sizes, he told me it would be no problem and grabbed a hammer. A few minutes later, I had the sizes I needed.

  • Legally Mined

  • Mine-to-Market

  • Family Business

  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

  • Lower Safety Risk for Miners
What is Ethical Sourcing?

Galena Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published May 2017  •  Updated June 2022  •  Read Time: 7 minutes
Galena is a silvery mineral and the most important lead ore.  It melts at a low temperature and was first smelted in prehistoric campfires.  Thousands of years later, it would be instrumental in creating the first radios and other electronics.  Unsurprisingly, it is a stone for transformation and for having an open mind.  It helps us to be more than what we have been, to embrace new beginnings, and to be curious about, rather than dismayed, by complexity.  Galena is a Sulfide mineral that looks very similar to Hematite, an Oxide mineral.  While both are silvery and heavy, they are easy to distinguish because Galena is much softer and has a grey streak instead of a red one. […]

Natural Galena

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Galena

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Natural rough crystal. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Silver

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Fragile Crystals

    Be gentle, this stone is fragile & chips easily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Dont Wash Only Dust

    Dust to clean, it can be damaged by water.

Learn About Safe Handling

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

2 reviews for Galena (Rough)

  1. Jessica A. (Pennsylvania) (verified owner)

    Great seller speedy shipping got item fast

  2. Kimberly K. (Pennsylvania) (verified owner)

    They arrived quickly and in great condition.

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