• #GetToGalena I Galena Country I NW Illinois

    www.visitgalena.org Just a one-tank trip from many Midwestern cities, Galena Country offers you a getaway filled with local flavor, rich history and rolling vineyards.
  • Galena 2020: Best of Galena, IL Tourism - Tripadvisor

    www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g36022-Galena_Illinois-Vacations.html If not for the modern-day goods sold in the retail establishments, you might think Galena was frozen in time. The six-block Main Street boasts striking examples of various architectural styles, ranging from French Colonial to Greek Revival, and a whopping 85% of the town is a national historic district.
  • THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Galena - 2020 (with Photos ...

    www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g36022-Activities-Galena_Illinois.html Things to Do in Galena, Illinois: See Tripadvisor's 10,537 traveler reviews and photos of Galena tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in June. We have reviews of the best places to see in Galena. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.
  • Galena - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galena Galena, also called lead glance, is the natural mineral form of lead(II) sulfide (PbS). It is the most important ore of lead and an important source of silver.. Galena is one of the most abundant and widely distributed sulfide minerals.It crystallizes in the cubic crystal system often showing octahedral forms. It is often associated with the minerals sphalerite, calcite and fluorite
  • Galena Mineral | Uses and Properties

    geology.com/minerals/galena.shtml What is Galena? Galena is a lead sulfide mineral with a chemical composition of PbS. It is the world's primary ore of lead and is mined from a large number of deposits in many countries. It is found in igneous and metamorphic rocks in medium- to low-temperature hydrothermal veins. In sedimentary rocks it occurs as veins, breccia cements, isolated grains, and as replacements of limestone and ...
  • Galena, Illinois - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galena,_Illinois Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. A 581-acre (235 ha) section of the city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Galena Historic District.The city is named for the mineral galena, which was in the ore that formed the basis for the region's early mining economy.
  • City of Galena

    www.cityofgalena.org The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement.
  • Galena: The mineral galena information and pictures

    www.minerals.net/mineral/galena.aspx Galena is by far the greatest ore of lead. The extraction process to remove the lead from the sulfur is very simple, thus lead has been extracted from Galena since the earliest times. Galena from certain regions is rich in silver, and some specimens may contain as much as 20 percent silver. Because of this, silver-rich Galena is also an ore of silver. . Another use of Galena was its importance ...
  • Events Calendar | Galena Country

    www.visitgalena.org/events-calendar Events Calendar. Please note: Following the CDC and Jo Daviess County recommended precautions in regard to COVID-19 at gatherings and community events, some Galena Country happenings have been canceled or postponed by the organizers. This action is taken to protect the health of the event participants as well as the local community. This calendar is updated as soon as we are made aware of any ...
  • Galena | mineral | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/science/galena-mineral Galena forms isometric crystals in which the ionic lattice is like that of sodium chloride. The mineral is easily weathered to secondary lead minerals, the upper part of galena deposits often containing cerussite, anglesite, and pyromorphite. Nodules of anglesite and cerussite with a banded structure and a galena core are common.