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Native Tellurium With Sylvanite & Calcite

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Native Tellurium With Sylvanite & Calcite

ex Marcus Lueg personal collection, ex Christian Rewitzer
Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Emperor Mine, Viti Levu, Fiji
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
3 × 4.5 × 2 cm
Description

High lustrous, hoppered crystals of native tellurium, with well defined faces and edges, which is really rare in this native element. Together with Sylvanite and calcite.
Weight: 42 grams

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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

Sylvanite

Formula: 
(Au,Ag)2Te4
Strunz: 
2.EA.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.0
Type Locality: 
Baia de Arieş (Offenbánya), Alba Co., Romania

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White

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