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Hessite, Quartz, Calcite, Dolomite

Hessite : Ag2Te, Quartz : SiO2, Calcite : CaCO3, Dolomite : CaMg(CO3)2
minID: 544-3FF

Photo Copyright © Nicu Pascanu  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 4.8 cm x 3.8 cm x 3.4 cm

Specimen size: 4.8 x 3.8 x 3.4 cm
Hessite crystals size: 2-4 mm.
Crystals cluster Hessite size: 1.8 x 0.9 x 0.9 cm
Calcite, Quartz and Dolomite association.
This Silver telluride specimen is a exceptional find that I made in 2001. It was mined along with other fragments of minerals, no scientific value, and nearly 50 years stored in poor condition. A true miracle, do not show any damage.
Botes area Mines was closed early last century, now is abandoned and unprotected as a geological site.
Nicu Pascanu specimen and photograph.

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Photo added: 24th May 2011

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