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Fire-safe Magma-safe

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.

Galena is an ore of both lead and silver. It is found as veins in a variety of locations.

When galena ore is smelted, it will produce 4 lead bars and 0-4 silver bars (with a 50% chance of each silver bar being produced). On average, each nugget of galena will produce approximately two bars of silver when smelted.

Galena can also be used in alloy reactions requiring silver-bearing ore. Because these reactions treat the galena nugget as the equivalent of 4 silver bars, the resulting alloy will show a roughly 30% increase in value over smelting the galena separately.

Galena is also magma-safe, but just barely. Since galena is a mid-value ore, however, you'll probably want to use something less valuable for magma management.

"Galena" is the name of the 6th month of the Dwarven calendar, covering late Summer.