Schmitterite on Emmonsite ex. John White Coll.

Moctezuma Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Miniature, 3.3 x 2.3 x 1.8 cm
Start Time: 05/29/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/02/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

Schmitterite is an ultra rare uranium, tellurium oxide and emmonsite is a very rare hydrated iron, tellurium oxide. The Moctezuma Mine, a gold-tellurium mine, is famous for its suite of rare secondary tellurium minerals. It is the Type Locality for schmitterite. The sculptural matrix hosts scattered bright green botryoids and crusts of emmonsite and the paper arrow points toward the 1 mm, pastel-yellow, micro-tuft of emmonsite. Not pretty to look at, but this is an extremely rare combination example of the very uncommon species. Ex John White Collection of Seattle. FEDEX delivery worldwide - no problem.

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