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Tellurite
Tellurite
Chemical
Formula
TeO2
Species
Oxides & Hydroxides
Crystal
System
Orthorhombic
Mohs
Scale
2
Specific
Gravity
5.88-5.92
Color
Yellow to white
Luster
Sub-Adamantine
Refractive
Index
n = 2.000 n = 2.180 n = 2.350
Diaphaneity
Transparent
Cleavage
PerfectPerfect on .
Crystal Habit:Prismatic to acicular crystals
Tellurite is a rare oxide mineral composed of tellurium dioxide (TeO2).

It occurs as prismatic to acicular transparent yellow to white orthorhombic crystals. It occurs in the oxidation zone of mineral deposits in association with native tellurium, emmonsite and other tellurium minerals. Its name comes from Tellus, which is the Latin name for the planet Earth.


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