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Stützite

Telluride mineral

Stützite or stuetzite is a silver telluride mineral

It was first described in 1951 from a museum specimen from Sacarimb mineralogist Xavier Stütz

It occurs with other sulfide and telluride minerals in hydrothermal occurrences. Associated minerals include sylvanite , petzite , native gold , colusite

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

3.5

Luster ( interacts light )

Metallic

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal