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Calaverite

#PD35331

Calaverite

#PD35331
Availability
Sold
Size
4 x 4 x 2.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
AuTe2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Cripple Creek dist., Teller Co., Colorado, United States
Tagged
sulfide

A rather rich specimen with elongated, striated bleded crystals to 6mm. Very rich specimen with also two appearant octahedrally shapped crystals, which at first glance seems to be orthorhombic which points to the possibility of Krennerite. Although studying these you might conclude they are just odd-shaped or twinned crystals.

Calaverite

Formula
AuTe2 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Striated, Massive, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
yellow, yellowish white 
Streak
green 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness
2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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