Blue lead

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  1. A term for metallic lead in the lead industry to distinguish it from lead compounds with color designations, such as white lead, orange lead, and red lead. See also: lead
  2. A synonym of galena, esp. a compact variety with a bluish-gray color. Syn: galena; blue lead ore. AGI
  3. A bluish, gold-bearing lead or gravel deposit found in Tertiary river channels of the Sierra Nevada, CA. Pronounced "blue leed." AGI

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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