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Tellurite & Native Tellurium

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Tellurite & Native Tellurium

ex collection Holger Engelmohr
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Description
Locality: 
Faţa Băii, Zlatna, Alba County, Romania
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.5 × 4 × 2.4 cm
Weight: 
50.00gr
Description

Honey-colored transparent tellurite in vugs in a matrix of silvery-brassy native tellurium, probably with pyrite and krennerite, maybe frohbergite. The yellow botryoidal aggregates might be orpiment. The acicular crystal in one picture migt be bismuthinite.

All minerals are rare to very rare.

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

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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