Galena contains lead sulphide and small quantities of silver. Metallurgy of Lead Ores 1. Galena PbS 2. Cerrusite PbCO3 3. Anglesite PbSO4 4. Lead ochre PbO Extraction: Lead is mainly extracted from the sulphide ore galena. Galena contains lead .
· You would have to ship that ore all the way to Canada to smelt it. Unless it is silaceous ore it is virtually worthless and even then it needs to be 200 OPT and 60% silica to be marketable. With tons of galena laying in piles here that runs 250 OPT or more no one yet has figured out a way to make a profit from it.