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Hessite

Sulfide mineral

Hessite is a mineral (Ag2Te). It is a soft, dark grey telluride mineral which forms monoclinic crystals.

It is named after Germain Henri Hess (1802–1850).

Hessite is found in the US in Eagle County, Colorado and in Calaveras County, California and in many other locations.

Stützite (AgTe) are related silver telluride minerals.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

2

The streak

Black

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Monoclinic