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I have a metallic mineral chunk, but what is it?

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This specimen is heavy, but I believe it is a hardness of about 4-5. It did not melt when I quickly put a torch with MAP gas. When I put an ice cube on top the ice melted super fast. If anyone can help me identify it, I would be forever grateful. Thanks.

asked Nov 28, 2015 by Sad sack (150 points)

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Is it magnetic? Can you scrape a small amount off and see if it reacts with acid? That can be dangerous, so make sure you use proper eye protection, skin protection and do it in a well-ventilated space. Do you know where it was found? We need a little more information.
answered Nov 29, 2015 by Weasel (58,980 points)
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Visually it appears likely to be galena, but as weasel said, please provide some additional info. Also please post some additional pictures, including close-ups.
answered Dec 15, 2015 by hershel (52,800 points)