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Teineite

Rare Mineral

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Description
Locality: 
Graurdfjellet, Oppdal, Trøndelag, Norway
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 0.7 × 0.5 cm
Description

Electric blue crystals of teineite, a very rare copper tellurite known from a few localities worldwide, associated to probably green brochantite. Teineite is a species rarely seen on the market.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Teineite

Formula: 
Cu[TeO3]·2H2O
Strunz: 
4.JM.20
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
Pale blue
Type Locality: 
Takinosawa vein (Takinosawa deposit), Teine mine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

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