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Altaite with Tellurium

#AH51470

Altaite with Tellurium

#AH51470
Availability
Sold
Size
6 x 2.5 x 3.5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
PbTe (RRUFF)
Locality
Hilltop mine, Organ dist., Dona Ana Co., New Mexico, United States
Tagged
tellurium

This specimen is nearly all Altaite. You might think the brassy colored veins are Pyrite. But, examination under the scope reveals a sectility like butter. It is tarnished and fresh is a silvery color. The Tellurium is brittle and is scare on this specimen. It's a heavy specimen too.

Altaite

Formula
PbTe 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals, Massive - Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
tin white, yellowish tin white, bronze yellow 
Streak
black 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Fracture
Brittle 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Arnold G Hampson Collection
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