Native Tellurium xls, ore and Emmonsite (Elling Coll.)

Silver City, Grant Co., New Mexico
Small Cabinet, 6.0 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm
Start Time: 01/07/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/14/2010 6:30:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed

Item Description

Brilliant, silver-metallic, parallel-growth lathes of native tellurium are scattered on both sides of this very rare, older specimen from Silver City, New Mexico. The large lathe is 1.0 cm, large for the species. The lathes are in a super-rich matrix of tellurium microcrystals and massive ore. Richly dispersed on the matrix are green crystal clusters of the rare iron, tellurium oxide emmonsite. This is probably 100 year-old material, but no proof. Very, very rare on market. Ex George Elling Collection. Hefty for its size at 63 grams.

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