Eztlite

eztlite

emmonsite

cuzticite

schmitterite

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Formula: Pb2Fe3+3(Te4+O3)3(SO4)O2Cl
Tellurite
Specific gravity: 4.5
Hardness: 3
Streak: Orange
Colour: Brilliant red
Environments

Hydrothermal environments

Eztlite is a very rare mineral that occurs in the oxidation zone associated with other tellurium-bearing species (Webmin).

Localities

At the type locality, the Moctezuma Mine, Moctezuma Municipality, Sonora, Mexico, eztlite and cuzticite were found together in oxidised ore in a matrix of intensely silicified and brecciated rhyolite vitrophyre cemented by drusy quartz and carrying pyrite and tellurides. Both occur with various iron oxides, emmonsite, schmitterite, kuranakhite and pyrite (AM 68.471, HOM).

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