Keys to the Past

Glossary

Galena

(PbS)
Galena is the main ore of lead mined in the North Pennines. Very small amounts of silver could be extracted from it - typically in the ounces range from a ton of galena. This was smelted at Bail hills to produce lead used in making pipes, waterproof roofs and musket ball ammunition amongst other uses.

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