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Altaite

ex Marcus Lueg personal collection, ex C. Rewitzer
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Description
Locality: 
Hilltop Mine, Organ District, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.7 × 2.3 × 1.7 cm
Weight: 
7.00gr
Description

Altaite is an uncommon lead telluride and is typically found in hydrothermal vein gold/tellurium-bearing deposits. This specimen features very rich, tin-white metallic masses of altaite on matrix.

An excellent and rare old-time specimen from New Mexico!

The specimen is mounted in a box but can easily be removed.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Altaite

Formula: 
PbTe
Strunz: 
2.CD.10
Hardness: 
2.0 - 3.0
Streak: 
Black
Type Locality: 
Second Zavodinskii Mine (Second Sawodinsk Mine), Zyryanovsk Rayon, Altai Mts (Rudnyi Altai), Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast'), Kazakhstan...

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