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Does Galena leave black on your hands?

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Hi there! I have a mineral that I strongly believe to be galena, as it is pretty distinguishable due to its surprisingly heavy weight. However, after handling it always leaves black smudges on my hands, similar to what graphite would do. I do not believe it to be graphite because of the noticeable weight, but I’ve never heard of galena leaving black on hands. What do y’all think?
asked Aug 16 by linkisnotzelda (5,360 points)

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It is not the only minerl that will.
answered Aug 18 by Weasel (58,240 points)
 


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