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Merenskyite

Telluride mineral

Merenskyite is a rare telluride / bismuthinide mineral It is an opaque white to light gray metallic mineral that occurs as inclusions within other minerals such as chalcopyrite. It crystallizes in the trigonal

Merenskyite was first described in 1966 for an occurrence in the Merensky Reef of the Western Bushveld Igneous Complex, and named for South African geologist Hans Merensky

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Trigonal