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Walfordite

Tellurite mineral

Walfordite is a very rare tellurite that was discovered in Chile The mineral is described as orange with orange-yellow streak, and is determined to have a chemical formula of Fe3+,Te6+Te4+3O8 with minor titanium substitution resulting in an approximate empirical formula of (Fe3+,Te6+,Ti4+,Mg)(Te4+)3O8.

Identification

The streak

Yellow

Density ( specific gravity )

2.23

Luster ( interacts light )

Adamantine

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Isometric