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Tellurium

Type Locality
Rare Mineral

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Locality: 
Faţa Băii, Zlatna, Alba County, Romania
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.3 × 3.3 × 3 cm
Description

Native tellurium is a rare element and to find it well-crystallized is rarer still. This excellent small specimen is richly covered with bright tellurium microcrystals in quartz matrix from the Type Locality - Facebánya, Romania. Choice material from the Armin Wendland collection.

Mineral Data
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Tellurium

Formula: 
Te
Strunz: 
1.CC.10
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
2.0 - 2.5
Colour: 
Tin-white
Streak: 
Grey
Type Locality: 
Mariahilf Mine, Faţa Băii (Facebánya; Facebay; Fatiabaja), Zlatna (Zalatna; Zalathna), Alba Co., Romania
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