Dims: 1.4 x 1.2 x 0.9" (3.6 x 3.0 x 2.3 cm)
Wt: 25.5 g
Mina la Bombollite, Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico
A vein of semi-crystalline Native Tellurium runs through the quartzite host of this thumbnail specimen. Some of the material may occur as tiny crystals, but these would be very small and likely quite warped due to intense intergrowth with each other and lack of room. The material does show definite crystalline tendencies. Its color is a pale silvery-gray, and its luster is bright and metallic. It appears to fill a crevice between a layer of gray quartzite and a layer of softer, pale brown sandstone.