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Rickardite

Telluride mineral

Rickardite is a telluride mineral , a copper telluride (Cu7Te5) It was first described for an occurrence in the Good Hope Mine, Vulcan district, Gunnison County, Colorado and named for mining engineer Thomas Arthur Rickard (1864–1953). It is a low temperature hydrothermal mineral that occurs associated with vulcanite , native tellurium , sylvanite , arsenopyrite

Identification

Color of mineral

Red
Violet

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Orthorhombic