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Tellurite

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Description
Locality: 
Moctezuma Mine, Moctezuma, Moctezuma Municipality, Sonora, Mexico
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.3 × 4 × 2.5 cm
Description

This is a very rich specimen with a HUGE composite Tellurite crystal. It is composed of numerous parallel-growth crystals of the same length, joining together. Many individual crystals to several millimeters in size line the quartz vugs which this crystal projects into.

Colorful, displayable, and frankly very rare in such quality!

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tellurite

Formula: 
TeO2
Strunz: 
4.DE.20
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic Slender prysmatic crystals
Hardness: 
2.0
Type Locality: 
Faţa Băii (Facebánya; Facebay; Fatiabaja), Zlatna (Zalatna; Zalathna), Alba Co., Romania